By Breiana Herr & Alexa Stewart –
Most students can’t wait for that big “shazzam” at the end of their senior year, but that “shazzam” might just cost them an arm and a leg.
Females overall spend more on the prom than do the males because they have a lot more to get done. They have to get their hair, nails, dress, shoes, make-up, jewelry, flowers, and more while males really only need to get their tux, shoes, haircut, and flowers.
“I spent $400 on my dress including alterations, $85 on my hair, and $30 on my nails,” said Senior Taylor Goldberg.
“I spent $260 on my dress including alterations, $70 on hair including hair pieces, $35 on nails, and $13 on flowers,” said Senior Angela Oppido.
“I spent $115 on my dress, $450 on make-up, and $25 on nails,” said Senior Courtney Jacobs. “My make-up was so expensive because I got a whole set of make-up from Sephora and it was also a graduation present.”
“I spent $99 on my dress, $12 on make-up, and $8 on nails,” said Junior Katie Irwin. “I didn’t spend a lot of money on prom because it’s only my junior year and my friends did a lot of things for me like make-up and hair.”
“I spent $300 on my dress, $60 on hair, $30 on nails, $40 on make-up, $25 on shoes, $8 on flowers, and $130 on jewelry, but I had a $100 gift card for my jewelry,” said Senior Lindsay Sympson.
“I spent $166 on my dress, $200 on hair, $25 on nails, and $20 on flowers, said Senior Glady Clay.
One senior, Rebekah Shue, saved a lot of money on prom by borrowing a dress from her neighbor for free, she used shoes she already had, her friend did her hair for free, she did her own make-up, and they only thing she paid for was her nails.
Guys on the other hand spent way less . . .
“I spent $120 on my tux, and $32 on flowers,” said Senior Brendan Kincade.
“I spent $140 on my tux, and $20 on flowers,” said Senior Adam Morris.
“I spent $140 on my tux, and $20 on flowers,” said Senior Ryan Dettrey.
“I spent $175 on my tux, and &20 on flowers,” said Senior Austin Hess.
According to a 2012 Visa survey, the prom industry is valued at $4 billion, with the average family spending $1,078!
Most seniors agree that more students should of participated in the fund raising so that prom tickets were not as expensive as they were which each couple spending around $100 for tickets.
Katie Irwin is a class officer for the class of 2013 and said that they’re drilling it into their classes heads that they need to fund raising and it’s working. Their tickets should be around $30 as of now.
After the five hour night of fun, most seniors agree after prom is done that every penny they spent was well worth it.