Homecoming is an easy time to spend a lot of money. From dresses and suits to corsages and boutonnieres, here are a few ways to save some money.
Rewear an outfit, shoes, jewelry, etc. from years before.
Borrow whatever you need from a friend or family member.
Go to a thrift store.
Shop out of season.
Start looking as soon as homecoming is over for better deals for next year.
Don’t hire a photographer.
Have another friend or family member take pictures on someone’s phone!
More often than not, people’s phones end up being the same quality as a professional camera.
Don’t rent out a fancy car.
Carpool with your friends or your date.
If you do end up needing something new, look for coupons/deals on websites, in-store and anywhere you can get a deal.
Nails, hair and makeup:
Do it at home.
Ask a friend or family member to help.
Go to a Cosmetology school.
Places like Z-Hair Academy offer cheaper prices because the people who do the hair, nails and makeup are still in training.
For nails, use “stick-on” nails to have a look-alike manicure.
Instead of getting a spray tan, use tanning lotion.
Eat at home.
Make something with your group or date before the dance.
Go to fast food restaurants
Corsages and boutonnieres:
Consider places like Price Chopper (florist section). Their prices are a lot lower compared to florist shops.