A high school promenade is the stuff legends are made of. Sneaking drinks! Making out! Drama! Sex! Dresses! DJs! After-parties! But before that magical night can even get off the ground, a lot of money is spent. According to a new study, the average American household spends just over $1,100 sending their teen to prom. A thousand dollars!
Am I old-fashioned, or is that just absurd. Even though the average teen covers 41 percent of the cost of prom, it's still a lot of cheddar to spend just for one night. Prom should be special, naturally, but it shouldn't put you in a financial crisis.
Here are 8 tips to get the whole prom experience ... for less.