What a magical night.
The dress my daughter got was so beautiful and perfect for her. We had to do a few things, but here is how it all played out. If you remember correctly she was given a $100 budget.
We found the dress at Abby’s Closet for FREE. Another suggestion would be to borrow or trade dresses with someone. We paid $15.99 to have it cleaned and pressed. We did our own alterations. If we can do it anyone can. It wasn’t pretty, but we managed to save ourselves money by doing it. I really wish my mother in law had been her, she would have done a beautiful job, instead we just got the job done.
Jenna really wanted a Cameo for her necklace. Instead of buying one, we went to Michaels with our 40% off coupon and bought the Cameo and a black piece of ribbon. Total price $4. We also decided we won’t be buying jewelry anytime soon, they have some really neat stuff.
The back of her dress needed a black ribbon, so we purchased that for $2. In the pictures it was much more noticeable than it actually was. Her dress would shimmer black, so the ribbon blended in perfectly.
She used her black clutch and shawl from last year. The total price for her Prom dress ended up being $24. She was completely happy with it and smiled the whole night. My favorite part is she gets to wear it again in 2 weeks for Formal at another school.
What a fun night. I still can’t believe I am old enough to have a daughter going to Prom. I guess I am not 29 any more or 39 for that matter.
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