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Prom costs projected to skyrocket for 2014


POSTED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:46pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:16pm

With prom costs rising 34% per year, Golden Asp projects average cost of prom will hit record high.  Golden Asp, a leading authorized prom dress retailer, has announced that the cost of prom in 2014 is projected to hit levels never seen before, with the average cost at more than $1,900 per couple.

In 2013, the cost for a boy to attend prom was $325 on average, which includes items such as a haircut, tuxedo, and boutonniere, whereas girls paid nearly double that. The cost for a girl to attend prom in 2013 was $633 on average, which includes the cost of hair, make-up and nails, the dress, jewelry, corsage, and shoes. Shared costs for things like the limo, tickets, photos, and after-prom festivities equal about $487, bringing the total per couple to $1,445.

Visit the Weddings A to Z Bridal & Prom Boutique in Tyler, the resale and sonsignment shop is upstairs more information here.



Save on Florists: Shop for flowers at your local grocery store, or create your own boutonniere or bouquet.

Save on Hair: Instead of visiting a salon, try styling your own hair with tips and tricks found on sites like YouTube or Pinterest, or look into beauty schools which tend to cost much less than traditional salons.

Save on Accessories: When looking for items like purses, shoes, and jewelry for ladies or ties for guys, see what you have in stock first, as you may already own the perfect necklace or bracelet. If not, try shopping the discount racks at department stores, or even hitting up thrift stores for some treasures.

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