Prom and Econ !!
As the Prom season approaches us more quickly than ever. More prom dresses are quickly being made and more nail appointments, hair appointments are quickly filling up, getting into a tailor to get your dress altered, buying corsages and boutonnieres, renting limousines to look glamorous arriving to prom. The average total cost of going to prom according to ABC News has risen to a whopping $1,139 an increase of about 5% from $1,078 in 2012. In a recent random telephone survey out of 3,000 participants 1,025 had a child attending prom that is 34% of the survey.
The amount me and my family spent on prom was about $700 including alterations for my dress, $100 for my manicure and pedicure, $ 25.00 for my hair, $ 75.00 for just the prom ticket, $30.00 for jewelry and $68.00 for shoes which put my total cost for my prom to $998.00. So almost $ 1,000 for my one night of being able to go to prom. With the cost of my prom it lead me to lose other things that I couldn’t do for a while like shop with my friends, go to the movies. Due to the fact prom left a hole in my pocket. However there is many options on how to save money on prom or how to budget efficiently so you are able to look great but also save some money. You can always borrow someones dress they wore last year, or even rent a dress which saves you money. If you do this make sure your relative in size and height so the dress is comfy all night. Also you don’t need a limo. Last year my group and I didn’t take a limo and it saved us cash in our pocket plus it is efficient to take a car and be able to drive around after you leave prom. Instead of getting makeup done by someone save yourself some money and just do it with your friends plus its more fun to get ready with friends than by being alone. For pictures if you go on a dock make sure the dock can withstand a heavy weights.
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