Covering the Costs of Prom

Prom CostsThe cost of Prom can vary greatly – from $150 to $2,000! It often depends on where you live and how formal your school makes the occasion, but just remember: it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can have the night of your life and enjoy yourself on a budget. Make sure you take your time, plan ahead, think about your options, and don’t make hasty decisions. This will save you money in the long run! Below is a list of approximate Prom costs and a budget worksheet to help get you started.

Prom Costs:
• Limo or Other Transportation: $200
• Flowers: $30 (corsage & boutonniere)
• Beauty Treatments: $50-100 (hair, makeup, nails)
• Photographs: $40-$150
• Prom Dress: $75-$350
• Accessories: $150 (jewelry, purse, wrap)
• Prom Tickets: $100-$200 per couple (dinner included)
• Shoes: $50
• Tux Rental: $100

Prom Worksheet:
Boutonniere  $__________________
Dress $__________________
Evening Bag $__________________
Hair (cut/color/styling)  $__________________
Jewelry  $__________________
Makeup (purchase/application)  $__________________
Manicure/Pedicure  $__________________
Misc. expenses  $__________________
Photos  $__________________
Pre-Prom Dinner  $__________________
Professional Waxing/Tweezing  $__________________
Prom Tickets  $__________________
Shawl/Wrap  $__________________
Shoes Transportation  $__________________
Undergarments/Pantyhose  $__________________

Total I need to save:  $__________________
Divided by the number of weeks ’til prom = $___________________per week

One response to “Covering the Costs of Prom

  1. Since I attended the Prom, I’ve found some of the more popular designer dress names are Alfred Angelo, Anna Scott, Joli Prom, Jovani, Night Moves, Paris prom, Sean Collection, and Tiffany designs. There is also no more perfect time than the prom to select a nice piece of costume jewelry, hair accessories or maybe even a tiara. A nice piece of jewelry sure made me feel glamorous.

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