Prom Costs: How Much You Should Spend on Your Prom Night?

While you think about which dress from JJ’s House to pick for your prom night, it is easy to forget about other costs. Not only the dress, shoes, makeup and hair but also extra costs like mani, pedi, or limo can cost a lot. That is why it is crucial to plan your budget on time and to set priorities.

Even though budgeting for proms can vary from country to country and between regions, having a guideline is good. That is why we created this article, so you can get informed about prices and to teach you how to plan your budget ahead.

How Much a Prom Can Cost in 2022?

Believe it or not, prom costs can vary from $150 to even $2000. This definitely depends on where you live and what you want to include in your budget. Whether you want everything to be luxurious or you find creative ways to save money, you simply need to have some guidance about the budget. These are prom costs by the item that you can check out when planning your own budget.

The Prom Dress

Let’s start with the most interesting and the most important thing for girls – the prom dress. Dresses for prom can cost anywhere between $50 and $600. They are certainly one of the crucial things that you should spend your budget on, so it is important to know where to look for them. You should also consider extra alternations of the dress that can cost between $5 and $95, depending on the adjustment.

Considering that some girls can’t afford super expensive dresses, we suggest looking at prom dresses from JJ’s House. We offer beautiful dresses for a reasonable price, made of exquisite materials and with gorgeous details.

You can also think about grabbing a dress on a sale just after New Year’s Eve or visiting thrift and second-hand shops. Some girls simply don’t know what to do with their prom dresses so they are giving them away right after the night is over.

Prom Tickets

The price of prom tickets is determined by the venue and the food. Usually, a chosen venue and prom tickets can cost between $50 and $120. Don’t wait too long to buy your ticket. This is definitely one of the things on your budget list that should be crossed early.

Prom Shoes

One of the things that you can either buy or use something that you already have is shoes. Prom shoes can cost between $20 and $100, but if you are short on budget, don’t worry. Simply look in your closet and you may find that forgotten pair from some past event that can actually match with your prom dress!  

If you do want to buy shoes, make sure to divide the dress and shoes budget well. First, go for the dress and then buy the shoes, so you can coordinate both styles.

Accessories and Jewelry

Jewelry is a category where you can either splurge or save money. Depending on if you want to buy something new, or use something borrowed you can spend between $20 and $100. If you don’t need to buy something, we suggest looking through your mom or grandmother’s jewelry boxes and finding something that will complement your dress.

Most clutches and prom bags cost around $10 and $80. If your dress doesn’t have pockets or you want to complement your prom look with a sparkly clutch, check out these gorgeous bags that we offer at JJ’s House.

Transportation (The Limo)

As a part of the tradition, many people rent a limo. However, this is actually one of the biggest costs you can have for your prom. When you decide to hire a driver that can cost even $300 per hour! Different limo companies have different rules, and so some require a minimum four-hour rental. You should also think about splitting this cost with friends, and check with limo companies the maximum number of people that can go into a limo.

Some alternatives can be quite interesting as the limo driver. You can rent a party bus with sound systems or simply share an Uber with friends. There is no need to go way beyond your budget just to rent a limo.

Hair, Makeup, Nails, etc

Planning the budget for hair, makeup, and nails can go up to $300. But, if you have a friend or a family member that can make your hair, do your makeup, or nails, simply go for this budget-friendly option. This will keep so much money in your pockets that you can use it for something else.

Prom Flowers, Corsage

Every girl needs a ‘promposal’. Traditional corsages cost between $5 and $90, while boutonnieres are $5 – $30 each. When ordering flowers, make sure to do it on time, or opt for the more budget-friendly way of giving regular flower bouquets.

Prom Photos

Many people want to have photos from their prom night done by professionals. Depending on the photo size, quantity, and photographer you chose, this category might get pricey as well. You should count on a $25-$75 budget to spend on a photographer.

On the other hand, you can always ask a friend to take photos of you, especially if you have a good smartphone camera.

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