Bigger is better: Promposal season begins

promposalThe dress, hair, makeup and tuxedo will not be the only thing contributing to the high expenses of prom; new studies show that the way a person is asked to prom- often known as a promposal- is one-third the total cost of the prom experience.

“After doing a couple of Brokits rehearsals I realized that I could use this as an opportunity to ask Betsy to prom,” says Sam Knepper, senior. “I asked all of the Brokits the day of the performance if they could help me out… I just didn’t want to make my promposal boring.”

Sam’s recent promposal to senior, Betsy Meenen, is one most of the school has seen either in person or through social media. Ending the schools bro-kits dance at the spring pep rally with a sign spelling out “P-R-O-M” is certainly a great way to kick off the rather elaborate prom season.

“I first thought to myself this is awesome and the best way I’ve ever been asked… I was really overwhelmed and didn’t really know what to do with myself. Then I had a moment of doubt that it wasn’t for me,”says Meenen.

According to the The Huffington Post, “The average teen’s family will spend $919 on prom-related expenses this year.” That means that the average cost of most promposals is a grand total of around 300 dollars per couple.

“I don’t remember anything special… he just asked,” said Marina Petrulla, ETHS parent. “We didn’t do this whole asking thing you guys do.”

Over the year the financial expense for promposals is not the only thing that has gone up, the amount of time spent on planning and executing is also a time burden.

“People spend a lot of time just planning how they’re going to ask their dates… it’s a bigger deal than any formal proposal,” says Justin Pendergast, senior.

It seems as if the motto for this year is “the bigger the better” and ETHS students look forward to seeing what else the seniors have in store for this quite garnished idea.