Going to prom is flat out expensive.

Between the dress, the shoes, the accessories and the boutonniere, things add up—and quickly.

In fact, in 2015, Visa conducted a prom spending survey that reported American prom-going teens and their families spend an average of $919 on the dance alone. Wowzers. That is a lot of moola.

If you’re debating whether or not prom is worth all the time and money, let us recommend five other amazing ways you can spend your money, just to put things into perspective.

1. Buy a 5-Day Park Hopper Ticket to Disneyland

Price: $350

Remaining Budget: $569—aka, plenty of money for churros galore.

Prom is only one night, but this is a week worth of fun. Kind of crazy, right?

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2. Buy a Roundtrip Ticket to London on Norwegian Air

Price: $559.20

Remaining Budget: $359.80—just imagine how many pots of tea you can buy with that!

Go to prom or go to London? A pretty tough decision if you ask us…


3. Buy a New Rose Gold iPhone 7 Plus

Price: $769

Remaining Budget: $150—totally enough money to buy an adorable case and accessories.

Why go to prom when you could have the latest tech?!


4. Buy 282 Vanilla Bean Frappuccinos at Starbucks

Price: $916.50

Remaining Budget: $2.50—enough for a pastry!

If you did make this purchase, it means you could could have this tasty drink every weekday for a year.


5. Buy Two General Admission Tickets to Weekend Two of Coachella

Price: $850

Remaining Budget: $69—enough money to buy one fresh flower crown.

Prom or Coachella?! That’s a toughie.


It truly is crazy how much you spend on prom, huh? If you are indeed going but trying to save as much money as you can, check out out our DIY corsages HERE.