Geek Chic Wedding Dresses

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Ah, wedding gowns. The chance for brides to shine in white satin or peau de soie. Of course, that’s the pedestrian choice. Those with a geekier (or more frugal) bent might choose a less expensive alternative. Say, toilet paper.

Creative brides who have participated in the Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest have crafted gowns in styles to rival the designer garb commonly seen in bridal magazines. From flirty to floral and fabulous, these gowns have everything a traditional gown offers – many even include a train or a bustle – except the price.

I can’t imagine spending an entire day in a dress made of toilet paper, but the folds, ruffles, flowers, and other details on these dresses are really stunning. Some dresses even come with accessories, like this gorgeous hat.

But what if you’re not going for the virginal white look? Not to worry. March down the aisle in geek chic fashion with a vividly colored dress crafted from materials found in your recycle bin. Hello, gorgeous!

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Photo: Christopher Sims/OneRedEye, used with permission

 

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