Prom is the only thing that’s been on my mind the past few weeks so naturally, i’ve decided to write my post about it. Prom can be a controversial issue when you think about it. Honestly, it’s just a dance which is a great and social thing to have for young kids, but it’s a bit excessive when that dance can cost a single person up to $500, even more if you’re a girl.
USA Today recently broke down the average amount someone will spend on each “necessity” from a successful night of prom:
The ride: $90-$1,500(total)
Capturing the moment: $25-$100
The tux: $70-$250
The dress: $150-$500
Accessories: Hair: $15-$150
Grand Total: $1172.50
I’m a girl and I can say spending over $1,000 for prom is incredible excessive and unnecessary. Prom is a night people will remember forever, but those memories can be made in a much more affordable way.
It’s definitely worth the money to roll up to prom with all your friends in a huge limo/bus. I sugguest using a party bus (pictured) because not only is it awesome, but it can ususally fit more people and it’s a lot cheaper than limos. Fill up your mode of transportation to the maximum capacity because then each person will pay as little as possible.
Sorry yall, not help here. The tickets are priced the way they are and they ususally don’t have any discounts. If you’re a guy though, participate in Mr. Trojan because you get a free ticket to prom if you do.
CAPTURING THE MOMENT
COMPLETLY unnecessary to get a professional to take your prom pictues and even to go out and buy a new camera. There will be pleanty of parents/siblings where ever you get your pictures taken and they’d be glad to take a few for you.
Honestly, I’d try to borrow a tux if I was a guy. They all look the same except for the tie and vest, so try to find a friend or sibling that’s the same size as you and borrow the tux but rent the tie and vest.
I used Rent the Runway for my prom dress because honestly, I’m never going to wear it again. It’s a great website and you get to rent incredible designer dresses for 90% off for a 4 day period or 8 day period. My sister spent $300 on her dress and it’s just hanging in her closet, she didn’t even take it to college with her. Unless you know you’re going to wear the dress again, rent it. And it’s almost a sure fired way that no one will have your dress! My dress retails for $1400 and I highly doubt anyone is going to go out and spend that much on a high school dance.
Yes ladies, it’s great to have your own pair of beautiful Kendra Scott earrings that average around $70 a pair, but it’s even better to have an almost identical pair that you got from Sam Moon for about $8. Sam Moon is the accesssory headquarters of Austin, located in the Arbor Walk. They have jewelery, hair, bags, hats, phone cases, honestly any and every accessory is there and it’s all incredibly afforable.
I understand a girl getting her hair done for prom, but even that she could do on her own. Save yourself $50 for a mani/pedi and $20 for a waxing session and do all of your grooming on your own!
It’s too late for the seniors, but juniors take my advice if you want to have an incredible prom without going into debt!