Budgeting The Right Way For Your Prom Night

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Prom time is perhaps the most exciting time of a senior’s year. It’s that time of the year when singles and couples, dressed in tuxedos and gorgeous gowns get together and dance through the night in an elegant setting.  This night, is perhaps the most awaited for by every single teenager. That said, if you are a parent, this day is going to be one of the most expensive affairs for you.

Getting an elegant prom dress, the perfect pair of shoes and the appropriate accessories, is going to be pretty expensive. After all, every teen wants to look the best they can on this occasion. However, to make things slightly better, we have compiled a set of guidelines to help you stay within the budget.

The Prom Dress

On an average, a prom dress would cost anything between $150 and $300, if not more. The price of a prom dress depends on the style, designer and fabric of the specific dress. A prom night is a black tie event, meaning that the dress code requires you to be dressed formally. Since prom dresses are so expensive, it is a good idea to look round several stores before you decide what to buy. You can also consider online shopping to find an affordable prom dress. You will be surprised at the range that is available on the Internet. You can find elegant gowns by designers like Jovani, Paris, Mori Lee, Niteline and Alyce Designs.

To buy the perfect dress, ensure that you start saving up for it well in advance. If the prom is likely to be scheduled in May, you should start saving up at the start of the academic year. This will allow you 6 months or 24 weeks of time to save up. If you aim to save $25 every week, you will sufficient money to buy yourself a prom dress and the other accessories that you will need. 

If you are going to the prom with your date, remind your parents that they will need to get a boutonniere for your date in return for the corsage that he will give you. Carnations are generally the most economical option and orchids are more expensive. Look around several flower vendors so that you have ample opportunity to compare the prices. The cost of a typical boutonniere will range from $15 to$30, based on the flowers that you pick.

With all this sorted, you are ready to look like a million bucks at the prom. 


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