How to Rock the Ball Without Breaking the Bank

How to Rock the Ball Without Breaking the Bank

Your school ball is one of the most anticipated events in a high schooler's life. It's a night of glitz, glamour, and unforgettable memories. But the price tag that comes with prom can sometimes be overwhelming. From the dress to accessories, tickets, glam, and more, it all adds up. But fear not, because we've got the ultimate guide on how to rock prom without emptying your wallet. And here's the best part – you can do it sustainably with Belle of the Ball!

Rent the Dress: Instead of splurging on a gown you'll only wear once, opt for a stunning rented ball dress. That way you can get the red-carpet look without the hefty price tag.  Check out Belle of the Ball’s stunning collection of ball dresses and evening gowns. With over 400 gorgeous dresses in sizes 4-18, there's something for everyone.

Accessorise Smartly: Save by renting accessories like bags, shoes and faux fur wraps. It's all about the details, and Belle of the Ball have got you covered! We offer a wide range of shoes and accessories.

DIY Hair and Makeup: Skip the expensive salon appointments and opt for DIY hair and makeup. There are countless online tutorials and YouTube channels to help you achieve a red-carpet-worthy look. Or ask a friend or sibling to help out!

Carpool or Share a Limo: Transportation costs can add up. Consider carpooling with friends or sharing a limo to split the expenses. And you can always add a ribbon or some decorations to a parent’s car to provide that special touch.

Host a Pre-Prom Gathering: Instead of dining at an expensive restaurant, host a pre-prom gathering with friends. You can have a potluck dinner or order affordable takeout – it's a fun way to start the night.

Early Bird Tickets: Many proms offer discounted tickets for those who buy early. Don't miss out – get your tickets as soon as they're available.

Floral accessories: Corsages and buttonholes can be expensive, but you can always make your own. Use flowers from the garden and matching ribbon then follow the tutorial at

Purchase or Rent a Tuxedo: Guys, whether you buy or rent, a tuxedo is a versatile investment for future formal events. Belle of the Ball offers ties, bowties, pocket squares and cufflinks for rent.

Dapper Dates: Your date can also look their best without spending a fortune. Rather than buying something they only wear once, why not rent ties (or bow ties), pocket squares, and cufflinks.  Belle of the Ball offers men’s accessories in a variety of colours, so your date can effortlessly match your outfit without breaking the bank.

Prom is a night to remember, and you don't need to spend a fortune to make it magical. Belle of the Ball is here to make your prom dreams come true without breaking the bank. From affordable dress rentals to accessories that won't drain your wallet, we've got you covered. Plus, by renting and recycling, you're contributing to a more sustainable future. So, get ready to rock prom sustainably and stylishly! And after prom, consider selling or donating your dress. Belle of the Ball accepts dress donations, and you can help another student shine while reducing waste.

By choosing Belle of the Ball, you'll turn heads at prom while keeping your budget in check! Check out our stunning collection of ball dresses, evening gowns, shoes and accessories in our beautiful North Shore location. We offer over 400 ball dresses in sizes 4-18, ensuring there's something for everyone. And if you’re based in Auckland, get in touch with us to find out how to get a discount on ball dress and accessory rentals for all those students on the Ball planning committee! 💃🕺 #PromSavings #AffordableElegance #SustainableFashion Plus #PromOnABudget #SustainableProm #BelleOfTheBall #AffordableGlamour

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