Can you imagine outfitting a six-member wedding party with gowns for under $200? What about buying a brand-new prom gown–with tags still attached–for $20? Both happened during last year's prom dress sale to benefit Hatboro-Horsham High School's Post-Prom, according to Kathleen Mellett, an event organizer.
"Not only did we sell for prom, but also eighth-grade graduations, banquets, beauty pageants, a 'Trash the Dress' photo shoot and just about any dressy event you can think of," Mellett said. "Many of our customers stated that they simply could not afford to buy a new prom dress and were happy to have this alternative."
The cost-cutting dress-buying alternative will return to Mellett's husband's business, U-Save Auto Rental showroom, 758 N. Easton Road in Glenside beginning Saturday and continuing through March 23. The week-long sale features more than 200 new and gently worn dresses in all sizes and styles, including more than 50 brand-new dresses donated by Arielle Bridal in Ambler. Dresses are priced at $10 and $20 and various accessories are also available for purchase, according to organizers.
"We have so many brand-new prom dresses that people have donated to our sale," Hatboro-Horsham Post-Prom Co-Chair Helen Falguera said. "We've had people who have been to Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s who bought dresses and donated them to us."
The sale marks the last major fundraising push for Hatboro-Horsham's Post-Prom, an overnight party which gets underway May 24 at 11 p.m. and continues through 6 a.m.
If you go
The prom dress sale will begin Saturday and continue through March 23 at U-Save Auto Rental showroom, 758 N. Easton Road in Glenside. Hours: Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.