One of the long-standing customs of American teenage culture is the center stage, Prom. It is the climax for many teenagers and is featured in teen films as the picture of high school dreams coming true under disco or the mirror ball lights. What is not always represented is how expensive problem can be. Teenagers are now going over the top in their promposals, how they invite the girl or boy of their dreams to prom. It can also include spray tans, stretch limos and soon the price on prom can break into four figures.
In 2015 Fortune magazine reported that on a study made by Visa parents of prom going teens were spending an average of $919. The average sits around thousand dollars. So are there options for someone not wanting to drop a grand on a single night of dancing in high school? Prom planning comes with lots of pressure to execute the perfect evening. But there are ways to save money.
Cutting down on costs doesn't mean you have to cut out the fun. Being frugal can be just as fun. Early planning and figuring out priorities on where to splurge is completely doable. The best thing you can do is to set yourself up ahead of time with planning. The entire event should be stress-free and something you look forward to. Prom has a lot of pressure as an important rite of passage in high school but after you graduate you will realize it isn't that big of a deal. But ahead of time you should get excited and have a great time but eliminate unnecessary stress so you can focus on the fun.
Figure out what you want to splurge on and where you can save. Figure out and draw up a plan and keep in mind how much your list will cost and how much time it will demand. Putting it all on paper helps you see the costs of your ambitions and then you can get an idea of where you can cut out and where you can save. If it's a certain dress that is a bit out of your price range if you search ahead of time you now have time to find a similar alternative. Or you can buy your dream dress but now know that you only have a certain amount for everything else so you can search your own closet for a pair of shoes you already own to complement the new purchase of the dress. Macys runs great deals during prom season. Check your Money Mailer, Local newspaper or online coupon portals for Macys promo codes.
Once you have a budget in place you can also add to that by saving money from an allowance or a job and putting it all towards a prom fund. Having expenses planned out before hand keeps you from overspending in the end. Keep your eye out for deals ahead of time so you're not scrambling and splurging right before the big day.