03/19/2012 05:58 pm ET

Prom Saving Tips! Get Pretty On A Budget

About the author: Adrianna is a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. She’s a teen reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.

Prom is expensive so you should cut corners wherever possible. One of the biggest expenses girls will face is the dress. Here are some tips to try and cut down on your spending, or to free up funds to spend on other stuff like after-prom activities.