Wednesday, May 28, 2003

"How can you put a price tag on a lifetime of memories?

Her dress cost $250; her shoes were $100; and there was $60 for a bottle of Christian Dior's J'adore, her favorite perfume. A trip to the beauty salon will cost $70, the limo is $50 a person, and it will cost $90 just to get in the door.

Lucas, 18, who attends Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut, expects to pay more than $700 by the time the evening is over.

"It's totally worth it!" said Lucas, who got a part-time job at a clothing store to help pay for the June 6 event. "How can you put a price tag on a lifetime of memories?

I spent less to get all dolled up for my wedding. Which was truly a once in a lifetime event. (24 years, 11 months ago) Does anyone remember when proms were held in school gyms - before the gym teachers got all overprotective of their ‘playing surfaces’ - and kids made paper flowers and stuff? That was a different century, right?

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