Dress - David's Bridal $283.55
Bustier - Masquerade 23.40
Spanx - Lane Bryant 18.00
Tux Deposit - Zeiden's 30.00
Jewelry/Garter - Claires 30.00
Shoes - David's Bridal 69.55
Tux Rental - Zeiden's 117.95
Hair Updo and Nails 40.00
Flowers - The Painted Rose 31.80
Tickets to for the Prom 85.00
Car Wash 8.00
And I've been told, we came off cheap. Being that there were many $500 gowns and $200+ tuxes with accessories, and even though the Prom was an all-nighter at the high school (they didn't go anywhere), many rented limos. We live down the road from the school, a limo would have been absurd. As it is, I let the date use my car (and that's been a HUGE stretch for me). One couple even showed up on a horse drawn carriage.
Let's see... a little over a week ago, "Mom, I'm going to the Prom with a friend."
Over the course of the week, "Mom, the friend is living with several friends, bouncing from house to house."
My daughter started a new job last week and had a full schedule Friday and Saturday.
Sunday was the only day we had to get a gown. First gown she picked at David's Bridal (in under 30 minutes - it was a miracle). $130 in alterations to a $135 dress. I'm glad the dress is something she can wear again, unlike the majority of the other dresses at the Prom.
We spent the next 5 hours looking for shoes unsuccessfully.
While out, we asked at several tux shops, what the turn around time is from renting a tux. All shops answered, "if you want a tux for Friday, you need to be in here tomorrow."
Spent the next day trying to locate the friend who lives with friends.
Got him into a tux shop on Monday, 10 minutes before closing.
No beige, white or brown tuxes available, "OK, we'll take black."
Informed the friend he would be staying with us Thursday night so we did not have to try to locate him on Friday.
Tuesday ordered flowers and picked up jewelry/garter from Claires.
Picked up the date on Thursday. Picked up the dress from being altered. Convinced everyone in the store to talk the daughter into the one pair of black shoes that were available in the store. She took them (Hallelujah). Now I want to borrow them.
Picked up the date's Tux.
Friday morning, off to the hair place (with one friend's intrusion of, please take my daughter too).
While at the hair place, picked up flowers and washed the car.
Picked up daughter at hair place.
Pictures at home around 5:00 pm. Off to Prom around 6:00 p.m.
I left for the Grand March (I think this is a PA thing - you get tickets to the Prom to watch your kids Promenade through the gym), at 7:30 pm. There were no seats left as parents line up for this at 5:30. I sat on the gym floor, waiting for my daughter and her date to walk at 8:45pm, then rushed home to greet friends here for a play party.
I think I deserve a Mom award just for this week.
Next venture: Graduation.