Prom costs can add up fast

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Bella Sellmer – Mustangs ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Prom can be a pricey event but also a once in a lifetime experience for many LRHS students.

It all adds up with the attire, dinner, tickets, and transportation, so Mustangs are bound to blow a hole in their budgets.

The attire can vary in price depending upon how much people are willing to spend. Tuxedos cost around $200, while dresses are anywhere from $100 to $500.

The dinner cost all depends upon what you order. Depending upon the restaurants students go to, they are looking at around $15 to $30 per meal.

Tickets depend upon a student’s grade level and the time of purchase. Currently for juniors’ tickets are $70 and for seniors they are $60.

The prices only go up the longer student wait to purchase them. Tickets will be on sale through March 14.

Transportation is another factor in prom cost. Many students book limos or party buses to transport them while others opt to drive their own vehicles.

A limo costs around $75 to $200 an hour. Within prom starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. students are looking at needing to rent it for about 6 hours. This being another expensive aspect of prom. Though within a big group, student could split this cost.

Prom expenses can average anywhere from $260 to $800 per person.

A 2015 national taken survey states, “[T]he average cost of prom being $919. A major factor for any prom-goer these days can be boiled down to one word: fabulosity.”

The LRHS prom is scheduled for April 5.  School officials remind Mustangs the prom dress code will be enforced.

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