Sassy Prom Gals!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, then you have definitely seen your Facebook newsfeed
annoyingly flourish with extravagant promposal videos! But before you get all prom-zilla on your date for not giving you such a big gesture, consider this:
The promposal, a cleaver portmanteau of the words “prom” and proposal,” has been dubbed the most popular form of wooing a potential date into going to prom. These elaborate proposals have used videography, choreography, and in one of the more ostentatious cases a hot air balloon ride. It is clear that this new style of viral peacocking doesn’t come for free. Therefore if prom wasn’t already hurting your wallet, the increasing popularity of the promposal will burn a hole right through it.
A 2015 prom spending survey on http://www.practicalmoneyskill.com, released by Visa, stated that the “promposal” is costing on average $324. That is nearly one third of the total expenses. The survey, which was conducted over the phone with 3,041 participants, also revealed that a teen and his or her family would spend an average of $919 on prom-related costs this year. It concludes that the total investment has gone down 6% since 2014, but the trending promposals could change that drastically in the years to come.
Thanks to its vast number of hits on the Internet, especially YouTube, it is evident that promposals will not be subsiding anytime soon. However, there are still countless creative ways to ask your date to prom, without having to break the bank. One of the most popular methods, and perhaps the way to anyone’s heart, is a food promposal. There is inspiration all over Tumblr and Pinterest, whether it is baking a cake, arranging a bouquet of candies, or even getting a pizza delivered to school that pops the question. This approach and many others are just as romantic and innovative at the “big” promposals but are way more cost effective.
Remember, Sassy Gals, however much money you or your date decide to invest into a promposal, a dramatic public gesture is nice but not necessary. It’s the thought behind it. Happy Prom Season!