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    One of our guidance counselors here wore a long, white sparkly dress with cutouts on the sides.  She's about 67. 

    This school has the grand march thing, but they call it the block party.  Everyone can go and they usually block off a side street for it.  None of the proms I went to had that.
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    The dresses are getting ridiculously skanktastic. 

    I did have friends who flew to NY to get a unique dress... which is completely insane. 
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    edited June 2011
    Oh, some friends and I had our own prom in college. We got all dressed up, went out to dinner, then went back to the dorms, cleared out a friend's room, and had a dance party. It was awesome!

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    HOLY F-ING CRAP!! $6K for a prom dress?? WTF are these girls thinking. Wait, I correct myself, WTF are their parents thinking letting them blow that kind of money on a prom dress.

    I ended up buying my prom dress in December only because it was a "last season" clearance sale and cost me $35 taxes in. I also went to my small town hair dresser and paid $15 for my updo and wore shoes I already had that I thought went well with the dress. I bought my BF a boutineer and we drove his parents convertible to the venue. The entire night (including dinner out with BF and a group of friends) cost me less than $100.

    EDIT: I also wore this dress for a function in University, while performing (I was a music major) and when I was Queen of the Furrow (similar to Fair Queen). Clearly $35 well spent.
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    DodgersBrideDodgersBride member
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    edited June 2011
    I don't have prom pictures but I found this on a friend FB photos. This is from winter formal my senior year. It was held at Knotts Berry Farm


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    AnysunriseAnysunrise member
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    edited June 2011
    Well, I have a pic from the only grad like thing I attended; my 8th grade one, lol. I think my dress was 100 bucks, my hair was 125 since I got a full head of highlights, and 25 for my eyebrows and a manicure. My mom did my make up. I was pretty hot at 13, not going to lie.


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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_remember-prom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:64092848-1d2f-4d8e-b3f8-5d5289d078aaPost:e9631443-9c1f-475b-9664-c6a4c5cdbbf4">Re: Remember your prom?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I didn't go to prom, because my BF was (a lot) older and wouldn't take me.  I would have liked to go - it was held on the Queen Mary. But, here's my daughter from her prom a few weeks ago.  Dress $300, hair $25, bout $10, mani/pedi $40
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    She is BEAUTIFUL!
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    I wore a $75 dress and spent $30 to get my hair done. The dress came in handy for formal dinners and award ceremonies for college groups. Prom tickets were $10 and I went with a group of friends. I drove most of the group in my parents' minivan and we had dinner at McDonalds because we had some other friends working there that night who wanted to see us in our prom clothes.
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    Good grief!  I went to both Jr. & Sr. proms, I think the more expensive of the two dresses was $75.  Did my own hair and makeup for both and distinctly remember falling asleep with my hand in a bowl of ice water trying to get my nail polish to dry from my at-home manicure. 

    Seeing as how this was in 1992 & 1993 all photographic evidence is buried in a chest in my guest room and that's where it should stay.  If I post, environmental groups may try to lynch me for my overuse of Aquanet which I'm quite certain played a big role in the hole in the ozone.
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    Les--your daughter is gorgeous!

    Pizzaandfries, are you effing kidding? That was the big "don't quote me" story?
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    I went to senior prom with my H. I was a blue Cinderella-esque dress. He didn't dance with me the whole night! I still give him grief about it.
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    Sorry to disappoint you ZombieNates - as I stated... some other ladies who frequent these boards are people I know around my hometown and work and would remember this story - I would not like for it to be known who I am online (that way I can post when/if I want to)

    Wouldn't you agree?

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    The year I was supposed to go to prom with my ex it was cancelled because of death threats that were supposed to take place at prom. What was stupid is non of the people on the "list" were going to go to prom because they didn't want to ruin it for everyone else, but the principal didn't want to risk it and cancelled prom and school for the day. The students on the list were also not allowed at school for the week. Kinda ridiculous.


    The following year I had broken up with said ex in Feb and didn't date anyone after. I ended up going to prom (mostly because I was on grad/prom committee and student council and designed the prom) with my friends. I don't have a clue why I'm standing like this in the picture either.




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    Pizza- I agree with Milk about having my sister as a date. Besides why would you get in the car with a guy that was just busted for a DUI before prom? He had lost his license for a reason, there is no way in hell I would let him drive me anywhere.
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    edited June 2011

    I have no problem with it being read, I was much happier to go with my sister who was excited to be a part of the group.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_remember-prom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:64092848-1d2f-4d8e-b3f8-5d5289d078aaPost:166719ba-7ff2-49bf-9f54-662653841ca7">Re: Remember your prom?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Sorry to disappoint you ZombieNates - as I stated... some other ladies who frequent these boards are people I know around my hometown and work and would remember this story - I would not like for it to be known who I am online (that way I can post when/if I want to) Wouldn't you agree?
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    No, I wouldn't agree.  If I were that worried, I wouldn't post it.
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    My senior year dress was awesome. It was much more expensive than what I'd planned (around $400, I think), but my mom loved it and really wanted me to have it. It was strapless and a sort of dusty purple that looked gold when the light hit it right (kind of retro, but hey!). It had tons of beading, which is the one thing I did NOT want in a wedding dress ;)

    We drove my parents' white mini-van to prom and went to my future MOH's house afterwards, swam in her parents' pool, played Sardines, then fell asleep while watching The Ring. It was the best night!

    I went with an awesome guy that I totally had a crush on, but we went as "just friends." Oh well!
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    Thank you for your post milkduds - I'm just embarassed by the entire situation (yes years later) since I was thinking wow, this guy is really just a jerk and stood me up on prom night... nice.
    But I will delete it asap, thanks again
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    Les- Your daughter is beautiful. She must take after her mother.
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    Damn any! No awkward stage for you :P
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    Ugh: I was appalled at how much my mom and dad spent on my sister's prom last month. Her prom dress was absolutely gorgeous and appropriate but I think it was a little pricey considering I wore the same dress (from Penney's) to homecoming all 4 years and I only went to prom twice and borrowed a dress from Randy's sister the first time. My wedding dress cost me $150...my grandmother made it for me. Kelley's prom dress? Way over. I'm pretty sure my parents spent well over $1000 for her prom night (easily). As far as having pictures...I'd have to dig around in the boxes of stuff upstairs. We're almost done unpacking!
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    This is as close to a prom picture as I have.... From my sorority's Cream Rose formal at the end of senior year, about a month before Dh and I got engaged :)

    I'm the one in the middle. Yep, I died my hair dark brown for a while.


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    I had bad dress luck at prom.  I went as a sophomore and my dress strap broke because we decided to play duck, duck, goose, and I'm pretty sure I flashed some people and then at the prom from the picture someone walked into me with their plate full of chocolate from the chocolate fountain and got chocolate on my dress.  Oh well, I never went for the dance part anyways.  I was more excited about the yummy dinner and the after party.  We never did the limo thing, but some people from my school did.  I was too broke.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_remember-prom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:64092848-1d2f-4d8e-b3f8-5d5289d078aaPost:e9631443-9c1f-475b-9664-c6a4c5cdbbf4">Re: Remember your prom?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I didn't go to prom, because my BF was (a lot) older and wouldn't take me.  I would have liked to go - it was held on the Queen Mary. But, here's my daughter from her prom a few weeks ago.  Dress $300, hair $25, bout $10, mani/pedi $40
    Posted by LesPaul[/QUOTE]


    Awww!  She's gorgeous!  And I'm so glad some teens out there still have some good taste.  (God I sound old). 

    I wish I had pics from junior prom because my gown was gorgeous.  It was emerald green with a sheer black overlay and black beading to look like ivy. 

    Here's a pic from senior prom; I'm in the red dress on the far right.

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    Here's a pic from senior juniorettes formal (I'm in the middle):

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    For reference to stories I've told before, the girl in the white dress above and the black dress below was my MOH and asked me to be her MOH but later told me she had eloped so she could have sex and they were keeping it a secret so she could still have a PPD. 
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    I went to prom all four years. An upper classmen asked me my freshman and sophomore year. I borrowed dresses the first 3 years, then finally my last year (I finally had a bf) and I decided to go "all out" unfortunately my bf at the time was a freshman in college so he was NOT excited about going to a high school prom haha. IT WAS AWFUL, it was so boring, he didn't even dance with me once! I spent $300 on the dress (high for a prom dress). The only prom I really enjoyed was my freshman year because a lot of my friends were seniors and I had the most fun that year. It was never about my date, just me and the girls. I think one date danced with me once at one of the proms, haha, pathetic. These pics are from the year I bought my own dress, the girl in the brown made her own dress (shes gorgeous).



    I don't even really like gloves but I wore them that year.
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    All of my formal dresses in high school (sophomore date dance, junior prom, senior prom, senior date dance and graduation) were under $200. My sophomore date dance dress was $30 at a thrift store. I think my senior date dance dress was also $30.

    My hometown had a pageant (don't get me started) as part of the town festivities (Tulip Festival) every year. One year a girl had an $800 dress for the evening wear competition and it was the talk of everyone - not the dress itself, mind you, the fact that it was $800.

    I'm pretty sure our prom queen was picked from a hat. It wasn't a big deal at all.
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    NuggetBrainNuggetBrain member
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    edited June 2011
    When my mom went to prom (or any dance), my grandma always told her that she had to accept the first guy who asked her or she would have to go with her girlfriends because "its mean to pick and choose like that" (remember, this was in the late 60's/early 70's).

    Her senior year my mom said no to the first guy who asked and yes to the one she really wanted to go with, and my grandma found out and made her call the dude and tell him that she couldn't go with him.  And by then the first dude had already gotten another date, so my mom had to go by herself (with her group of friends, but still everybody had a date but her).  At another dance in high school she did the same thing (said no to the first guy and yes to another one) and once again GN found out and actually SHOWED UP at the dance and made my mom go home.

    Grandma Nugget was meeeeeeeeeean.
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    Oh man. I've been joking with a few friends lately that we should have a "prom," mostly since DH never went to one and I still have all my dresses. I went to 4 proms - one my freshman year (with my friend's brother, who kept staring down my dress the whole night...awwwwkwarrrrd), two my junior year (mine and then-BF's, who went to a different school), and my senior prom. The first three dresses I got were pretty tasteful and cheap (no more than 150 apiece, probably closer to 80 bucks), but senior year I went all out and spent like 200 bucks on this awesome, sorta slutty beaded robins-egg blue sheath dress with NO back to it at all and a really deep V neckline. I looked hot, but my date couldn't be bothered. Meh. All my pictures are at my parents' house, but i'll upload some when I can. I loved that dress, haha. My school also didn't do kings or queens, but I think maybe junior year BF's did.
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