Perfect Prom for Less


Olivia Lehmann, Staff Writer

With prom less than 3 weeks away, everyone’s feeling the heat. While prom can be expensive, there are some inexpensive tricks to keeping your costs down.

1. Why buy when you can borrow? Borrowing a prom dress from friends in other schools, or from past years, is a great way to save money. Offer to pay for dry cleaning afterward, and you’ll only be spending about $20, rather than over $150.

2. Rent-A-Tux! Become a representative for any tux rental service, and recieve benefits for referring your friends to the business. Men’s Warehouse offers coupons and discounts up to 40% off for reps.

3. Go thrifting for your dress or tuxedo. Popular places are Goodwill on 441 and the Church Mouse in Palm Beach. You’d be surprised by how many diamonds in the rough you may find.

4. To save money and time, go simple with your make up and hair. Look up YouTube videos and buy the drug store products that are much cheaper than going to a salon. Popular channels include “Lillith Moon” and “Purse Buzz.”

5. Corsages and boutonnieres can be found premade at most flower shops. Rather than custom making one, just wake up early the day of prom and purchase a premade before they run out.