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Slinky dress from Nordstrom: $250. Rented tuxedo with shoes: $150.
Stretch limousine for 18: $250 per hour, four-hour minimum.
A perfect night at the prom: Priceless.
Right. And don't forget the flowers, the jewelry, the manicure, the pedicure, the tanning salon, the hair do, the professional photographs, the pre-prom dinner, the post-prom party and the actual tickets to get into the dance.
Prom season is just about over. For those kids still in junior high, it's a reminder to start counting the cost; start saving the cash. Or else they can forget that Night of Nights - the prom - that will cost significantly more than their parents' car payment. Or maybe even their mortgage payment. Two years ago teenagers could count on spending an average of $1,000 per person - that's $2,000 a couple - in some areas of the country. Families save for months to cover the costs of this once-in-a-lifetime, what-we've-all-been-waiting-for experience.
Never mind prom weekend. It's expensive for kids of...