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Author: dianakalt Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 892844  
Subject: Re: LBYM Prom Experience Date: 4/28/2003 9:27 PM
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You are making me cry! I just rented a tux for my son which, with the $25 off coupon was still $107. Someone told me you can buy a tux from this same place for $100. Since this is his second prom but not his last I am seriously considering doing that.

Prom tickets - $35 each!

Dinner - don't know yet but they are not going to Red Lobster so it will certainly be more than $26.

Limo - $90/kid (I won't pay for that because it is ridiculous but really and truly - ALL the kids out here do it)

Flowers- how can I find out how to make a corsage ASAP?

Pics - we did get the photographer to come up with a lower end package - I think it is less than $30 so that helps.

So this prom will be several hundred dollars and he damned well better have a great time! I have co-chaired this thing and it has been really stressful so I'm staying there all night and watching. He doesn't know yet. He had best not care.

Here's a question for you prom moms: Did your kiddos pay their own way to the prom or did you foot the bill, or did you each pay part? I am often stunned when I hear folks I work with or other acquaintances talk about how they paid a zillion and a half dollars for their kid to go to prom. Man, when I went to my prom I paid for EVERYTHING myself. Dress, shoes, dinner (I went with girlfriends, not a date), pictures, the whole nine yards. I spent a pretty penny, partly because my dress was kind of expensive and partly because the Prom tix were $50 (and that's in 1992). But, it was my money to spend and while my parents thought I could have done it cheaper they didn't really have anything to complain about b/c they didn't buy.


wonders sometimes if teens pay for ANYTHING themselves anymore.
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