By Marissa Piazzola
Prom is one of the most memorable and important nights of your high school careers, but covering the cost of all the many expenses that come up -- from the dress to the makeup to the transportation -- can be stressful. Last year, Americans shelled out an average of $807 on prom expenses, and those numbers are only rising. This year, it is expected that the average American family will spend between $1,000 and $2,000 on prom. The price of having fun rise quickly, but if you don't have a grand to blow on one night, don't worry. Using a few money-saving tricks to guide you in your prom shopping, you'll find you can still have an awesome time while staying on a budget.
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