High school prom is increasing in scale year on year, and with this usually comes a hefty price tag. Equating the cost of the prom dress, hair, make up, accessories, transport, among other things, soon adds up. However, there ARE budget-friendly options which result in an equally amazing night. In this blog we bring you helpful ways to save money on your prom, so you still have a beautiful evening, without breaking the bank.
Your Prom Dress
Shop online, shopping online can save you much more on your prom dress than going to a local shop. Many sites now provide discounted or cheap prom dresses which are of great quality. JJ’s House designer Jessica notes ‘at JJ’s House, we often have sales on our huge range of prom dresses, so it is a great place to order and save’.
Buy a second-hand dress, most gently used prom dresses online have only been worn once, so they are typically in close to pristine condition.
Rent your dress, since you are likely to only wear this dress once, consider checking out a dress rental or exchange site to help lower expenses.
Local garage sales, it’s worth checking local garage sales and charity shops in your area for jewelry. You may find the treasure you have been looking for, at a fraction of the high street cost.
DIY Jewelry, get your creative and artistic juices flowing, and also have some fun with friends by watching some simple tutorials to create your own fab DIY jewelry that you can wear over and over again.
Self-tan at home, tanning at the salon can be expensive and dangerous, so whether it be a real tan or a spray one, skip the salon and apply your own tanner before the event.
Online tutorials, the amount of makeup tutorials you can watch online is endless, get your girlies over and start practicing the techniques to find a look you love and can re-create on your prom night.
Cosmetology School, save money on an expensive updo by checking out your local cosmetology school, they have trainees and students who will a fantastic job of your hair for a fraction of the cost.
Have a friend or family member help, with the help of Pinterest, you can follow step by step tutorials to achieve the perfect hair do with a little practice. Kindly ask a friend of family member who enjoys doing hair to assist you, and choose an easy pictorial to re-create.
Group together, transportation to prom can quickly become expensive if you want a limo to take you there. One way to lower this cost is getting a group of you together to travel, limos can often fit 10-12 people inside, so dividing the cost with more of your friends will save some cash.
Family member, having a family member drop you and pick you up is the most cost-effective solution, so if you want to stick to a low budget, have your parents drive you there.
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