I'm going into my junior year of high school, and I've always been one to dive into something I'm interested in. I'm the girl who had a master list of colleges I wanted to go to before starting my freshman year. You can see it would make sense for me to start looking into the "last big hurrah" of my high school career. With plenty of time, I wanted to start looking into the costs of prom.
I'm a history nerd, and my dream dress mirrors the styles of the Victorian era. It's about $180, dress only. Calculating the costs of accessories (jewelry, gloves, etc.) is starting to concern me about the overall price, considering I have yet to add in hair, nails, and makeup (I can't do my own makeup, so I would most likely get it professionally done).
My question is: how much, on average, have you ladies spent on prom? I'm asking about dress, hair, nails, makeup, shoes, accessories, the whole deal. If you could provide the total cost you paid, along with the individual cost of dress etc., that would be exceptionally helpful. I'm trying not to overspend, and want an idea of what other girls have paid.
I'm a middle class girl, so my budget isn't low but certainly isn't sky-high either. All answers are welcome. :)
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My dress was $215, I got it from PromGirl. Apparently the dress usually goes for $400-$500, and I would not have spent that kind of money on it! I had to get alterations on it, and I think that was about $50, but she did a really good job on it (she had to remove beading, pull it in, and put beads back on). I painted my own nails and did a french manicure, so I saved some money on that... plus I hate getting my nails done lol. Hair and makeup was done at Ulta for I think $50-$75 altogether, and both looked wonderful! I wouldn't have been able to done the hair/makeup that well myself. Believe it or not, Icing actually has nice looking jewelry and it's way inexpensive. I got a diamond necklace, bracelet and earrings for probably under $30. My shoes were on sale for $25ish (they were half off) at this place called Broadway Shoes, I don't know how many locations they have!
I know a lot of girls who spent $400+ on their dresses, which is just a bit too pricy for me... if I spent that much I would wear my prom dress every day that I could lol.0