Prom night is exciting, but it can also be very expensive. Once you take into account the ticket prices, dinner out if your prom doesn’t host a meal, your dress or tuxedo, hair, makeup and nails. Then if you decide to rent a limo on top of everything else, the price is getting really steep at this point. As exciting as this might is, not everyone has the budget to fit all these items into the night. So if you happen to be wondering how to save money on your big night, below we have some tips and tricks that can have you looking just as stylish as everyone else, but for half of the cost.
Your Dress For Prom
If you buy your dress you could be looking at a bill of $100-$400 with accessories included. This is really steep considering you’ll only be wearing this for one night. A way to cut your cost is to rent your dress. This is a great way to save money, and remember you’re only going to be wearing this for under 12 hours, and no one will ever know that you rented it. Make your own dress if you have the talent for design. This is a cheap way, plus you can customize it for your figure, and get exactly what you want. No compromising that way.
If you’re lucky you will have dinner included in your prom night, but if this is not an option that your school is offering, then it’s common to go to dinner. Considering that you’re all dressed up, you’re going to want to go to a very classy restaurant, and they have a hefty price tag on their food. An option that will save you money and still provide you with a fun dinner is to get a group of your friends together and make your prom dinner. Each person will be assigned a task to help make it go smoothly. You can plan your menu weeks in advance, and who is bringing what.
A Ride To The Prom
It’s natural to want to show up at prom with style and class in a nice limousine. The problem with this is it’s very costly. You’re going to be looking at hundreds of dollars for a ride, a single ride! The worst part of that is, that everyone will be so excited, and worried about how they are getting there that most people won’t even notice how you arrived at the prom. So it’s not a bad idea to save money and have your parents take you. If that’s not cool enough for you, a friend or date can pick you up. This will save you quite a bit of money, and still get your there on time.
What To Do After Prom?
There will be hotel parties, clubbing parties and many more options to attend after prom. The cheapest way to celebrate your big night is to have a house party. Invite your friends; everyone can chip in and bring things. This is fun, cheap and a great way to end your big night with your closest friends.
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