BALTIMORE MARYLAND – 17-April-2012 – While teenagers may be worried about their dates and outfits for prom, their parents should be worried about the impact on their wallets as average prom costs increase, according to a new survey.
Parents with teenage kids are expected to shell out an average of $1,078 for prom in 2012, according to a survey release by Visa Thursday. The average is up more than $200 from the $807 average in 2011.
Parents have celebrities to thank for the increased spending. The study says teens are influenced by “red carpet” trends that pack a powerful price tag.
HOW MUCH ARE PROM DRESSES AND TUXEDOS IN MARYLAND?
When it comes to attire, the study concluded ladies spend an average of $231 on a prom dress, $26 on lingerie or hosiery, $45 on shoes and $23 on a handbag. Men, on the other hand, spend an average of $127 on a tuxedo and another $100 on accessories like a tie, shoes and cummerbund.
Other expenses for the ladies include an average of $35 for a manicure, $33 for makeup, $50 to get their hair done, $32 for jewelry and $10 for their date’s boutonniere.
OTHER PROM EXPENSES FOR THE GUYS
Men are averaging $20 for their date’s corsage and an average of $75 if they pay for a dinner, which includes two main dishes and an appetizer or a salad.
Add a $100 bill for a limousine — which is split between a group of friends — and dance tickets at up to $50, and the grand total can break the bank.
Visa interviewed 1,000 households at the end of March to get the results.
Synchronicity Boutique, in Pikesville Maryland, on the north side of Baltimore, has one of the largest selections in Maryland. Synchronicity strives to keep their dresses affordable so every girl can live the night of their dreams. Synchronicity Boutique is located at 25 Hooks Lane, Pikesville, MD 21208. (877) 919-1166
25 Hooks Lane
Pikesville, MD 21208