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Prom Costs: Boys vs Girls

Keila Gomez and Eddiel Tijerina, Contributing Writers

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Prom is one of the most important and memorable events that occur during a person’s high school career. With that being said, prom is also known to be a very expensive event that takes a toll on your wallet with prices differentiating from each individual, mostly between boys and girls. In various cases, it is often more often more common for a girl to spend more money on this event than a boy.

Listed below are prices: (may vary)

Prom cost for Her:

Prom dresses – The cost of your prom dress is totally up to you, and your budget. You may make one up yourself, go to a “one-of-a-kind” boutique, visit a thrift store, or hit a department store. Most prom dresses can range anywhere between $100-$600 and sometimes even more!Ex:
https://www.promgirl.com/
http://www.davidsbridal.com/
https://shop.nordstrom.com/

Corsage: Depending on the style and flowers, a boutonniere for her can cost anywhere between $10-$20+

Makeup: This cost will vary depending on your choices. You may decide to go to a salon to get your make-up and nails professionally done, or you might opt to do it yourself. The cost here could be anywhere from $30 to $275 depending on artist, location, and application style.

Hair Depending on salons prices can be anywhere between $30-$100

Accessories (prices may vary) – Necklaces – Bracelets – Earrings – Purse (may vary)

Shoes can cost anywhere from under $100 up to $1000+

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOUTONNIERE/FLOWERS FOR HIM: Depending on the style and flowers, a boutonniere for him can cost anywhere between $10-$20+

 

Prom cost for Him:

Tux: You may either decide to rent your tux or buy it. Prices can range between $100-$600+

Tux:
You may either decide to rent your tux or buy it. Prices can range between $100-$600+
Ex:
https://tuxedo.menswearhouse.com/
https://www.menswearhouse.com/
https://www.josbankformal.com/

 

Accessories: (may vary)

Shoes: $50-$300+

https://shop.nordstrom.com/
https://www.stevemadden.com/
https://www.macys.com/shop/

Hair cut: $5-$25

Don’t forget to buy your prom ticket!

Prom ticket: (depends on prom points)


$50 if a student has no points

Prom dinner:

Whether you choose to split the check with your date or pay for it all by yourself, prices can be anywhere between $25-$150+

Take out the calculator and add it all up. It can become pretty costly for both him and her, but it’s all worth it in the long run.

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