Every year, across America, high school students prepare themselves for the biggest night of their young lives: prom. Proms have a long history in America, dating back to the turn of the last century. Originally referred to as “promenades,” proms have always been the perfect opportunity for students to celebrate their completion of high school. Whether they go with friends or with a special date, students will always remember their proms as a highlight of their young lives.
The average cost that students — or their parents — spend on prom has dipped slightly in recent years, from just over $1,000 to approximately $750. Prom dresses can cost more than $200, and shoes, hair, and jewelry can significantly raise that total. Parents across America are searching for ways to economize without disru