Prom Season is Almost Here — Are You Prepared?

Tips for Saving Money This Prom Season

Prom season is almost upon us and if you have a daughter who is headed to a prom, you’re probably thinking about ways you can give her everything she wants while sparing your bank account a serious blow. We have just the info you’ll need. Here are some tips to help you make it through prom season with your wallet intact.

Hold On To Your Checkbook

Believe it or not, buying a prom gown this prom season doesn’t have to equate to hundreds of dollars. If you’re thinking about heading to specialty dress shops, think twice and hit the local department stores instead. Department stores don’t usually offer the wide selection that boutiques do, but the prices of department store dresses and gowns are certainly more appealing.

Don’t Rule Out the Seamstress

If you can’t find what you are looking for at the department store, you might consider getting a custom-made gown this prom season. I know it sounds like an expensive option, but you would be surprised at the reasonable prices some seamstresses charge. Don’t rule this option out until you’ve gotten a few quotes.

Outlet Stores

If your daughter doesn’t mind wearing a dress that was designed for last year’s prom season, the outlet stores may be the answer to your prayers. Your teen might be able to get a prom gown for less than $50 if you hit the outlet stores when they’re running a sale. It won’t be this season’s styles, but if you go for a classic dress it won’t really matter.

Go Vintage

If your daughter loves vintage clothing, consider yourself in luck. Many of the local thrift and resale shops probably have a few prom dresses on the racks. I’ve known some people who shopped the thrift stores during prom season and have gotten a dress for about twenty-five bucks.

By keeping the above tips in mind, you’ll be able to get your daughter the prom dress of her dreams this prom season without spending an arm and a leg and you can put that money towards other prom season expenses.