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Well it's prom season is not just for your daughter your sign you know -- get involved suit and a new survey has found that the average family is spending between 700.
Dollars just on that one big night so -- today's take charge consumer protection segment.
Wanted to help you beat -- have fun.
I'm not break the bank.
Whether you're shopping for the perfect dress or booking a limo you -- -- beach shores well of the scams that are out there they are looking to cash end.
And -- war Iraq is -- consumer savings consultant and it's great to have you back anything about it now that's before this is a really important one though because this is the month.
Of little girls and boys high school students I guess getting ready for their big prom.
First of all what are the big ticket items that parents can't overweight -- -- there's the prompt take and it and sometimes are up to 250 dollars a ticket depending where that venue as.
And then of course that draft said girls are into designer dress says they're more elaborate than ever and women are -- Parents are spending up to 60700 dollars and some of these -- Now the average down is about 200 dollars that's still a lot of money for one night so what are the suggestions first with the dresses and then another big ticket item is that limo that everyone seems to be tackling the one with a jacuzzi I don't know why yes the limo and you know at the bigger the group.
The less it will cost so definitely try to get.
A bigger group involved in the limo but it is an important and safety way measure for your child to get to and from -- are no drinking a giant cats addresses you say you can get dresses are other than in the regular stores timing right so if your daughter is dead set on a designer gown and it.
Those that cost 3040500.
Why not renting it for one night instead at sites like a rent the runway dot com your spending fifty dollars 75 dollars for these designer gowns.
-- are not keeping afterwards.
You're saving a few hundred dollars and sometimes it includes accessories and just send it right -- act actually now the stamps one of them has to do with the limousines what do you have a top three recommending rights repair what the limousine sometimes.
You are expecting a type of a stretch limousine or one of those big Hummer limousines and they send you something smaller not as -- -- is not as luxurious.
So make sure it's in the agreement also got recommendations from families who use services from previous years some of the other ones we had were about prom dress sellers reaching yeah young girl so they know that these girls want those designer dresses that they put those.
They take manufacture images of designer downs but what the girls receive in the mail.
Our copy cats are fakes are different colors poorly constructed fall apart.
So you know it's -- the girls to go directly to them reliable retailers like Macy's -- Lord & Taylor Nordstrom's.
Otherwise again like that's -- -- run the runway just a rented instead of purchasing and contreras.
-- is -- you know.
Indeed these online sellers know that they can get girls through these social media -- so they're creating fake.
Interest boards putting up these images of designer -- linking it -- there.
There -- web sites and getting these girls to fight through that so just make sure that there shopping.
They're reliable online retailers one more thing and I it full confession I have I didn't go to the prom.
But I'm I'm OK did you hit I was able to go to a big dinner in Washington last weeks I feel now fulfilled but it's a big deal for our young right -- boy.
And sometimes the parents feel they're doing their kid a favor by having the pre party -- -- party at their house then.
Can you help us warn parents about what their responsibilities in -- -- they really they need to remember that they will be held criminally responsible they'll be sued for losses and damages.
If any if they serve alcohol to minors.
And if anything happens where they the child gets into a fight hurts himself for someone else.
Drunk driving accidents -- death injury from just falling and -- the list goes on.
And you know even if it's happening.
Without them knowing they could still be held responsible so really they need to take precaution.
Educate their children also there's teen dating violence tell your children to reach out to you if there aren't a bad situation.
Make sure that they feel comfortable call you try to have a buddy system that -- home.
Yes and -- and get your friends come over and -- in her acting and swapped phone numbers with other parents and teens think grated fresh -- -- to your prom.
I did -- a great night but you know I never spent 600 dollars on address answers -- but I should have made you come here.
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