Senior prom is the most exciting time for many high school students. It signifies the end of their high school career and is a time for them to socialize with their classmates, meet new people, and get dressed up. Because prom night is a special once in a lifetime event, a lot of time, money, and effort is devoted towards making it one of the most memorable times of their life.
One of the main things to consider when getting ready for their prom are the expenses. Attending prom can be very costly.This is why it is important to sit down with your child, about ways that you can make their prom both perfect and affordable. Here are some suggestions on making your child’s prom affordable and keeping your prom budget in check:
-Since prom is only a one night event, it is best to rent the tuxedos and dresses. Renting is cheaper than buying a dress or tux. However, if you do decide that you would rather pay for them, consider paying for them in installments or maybe even shop online. Usually, they are cheaper online than when you purchase them in the store.
-Consider purchasing dresses and tuxedos from consignment shops. Consignment shops are a little more expensive than thrift stores but they have a better quality to choose from and you’ll still save money.
-Many times, there are older cousins or siblings that went to the prom the prior year and so borrowing their prom outfits is a fantastic way to save money.
-Utilize accessories that you already have or borrow them from a family or friend.
-If you have a friend or relative that does hair well, consider getting them to do your child’s hair instead of getting them to take a trip to the beauty salon.
-Get them to carpool with friends and split the cost of gas