Hello , I need some advice regarding my
Are they planning to go as part of a larger group of friends (either hers or his), or are they planning to go as a twosome?
DH tells the story of breaking up with a long standing GF right before prom and just asking someone else to have a date. It's possible this is what has happened with your DD and hey, it's not a bad thing! It's a big event and they want to participate and enjoy themselves.
I say let her go but, just as the others have said, be clear about your expectations. She should be home at a reasonable hour and she should know exactly what to do if someone has snuck in a bottle of alcohol or has pills in their pocket. I am not saying this boy will do these things,
I don't necessarily think she is too young to go to the prom.
My 15yo dd went to prom with a jr, BUT... he was 16-just a year older; altho he had not been to the house before he asked her, he was in the band with both my dds-they knew him; he was also known by all the kids who were in both girls' groups, and they vouched for him; he DID come to the house several times before the day of the prom-because he asked her at least 2 months before; they went with a group of friends; after-prom the group simply went out to breakfast, then came back to OUR house for the sleepover-they were NOT going away for the weekend-just to downtown Chicago; and most importantly for us, he was moving away during the summer of that year.
My DD's senior prom tickets cost $14.
It all depends on location, location, location.
And since the number of low-income students is about 3% of 3800, I don't think it's much of an issue.
Unless, of course, you are one of that 3%.
Our Junior Prom is held at the high school gym, we don't have a senior prom.
We're in between you and sabr. Last prom we were involved with was 2008. Justin's tux was $75, the corsage was probably $15-20. Don't have a clue as to how much Sarah's dress was but she was a twin and one of 6 kids; I think they got it at a resale shop. To be honest - I don't remember where they ate beforehand. But most kids in this area go to a Chili's/Applebee's type place, which is considered pretty upscale for them. So it was probably $30 or so for the 2 of them. Sarah was only a freshman - her folks let her come over here for an hour or so afterwards; they extened her curfew til midnight that night. No expense there.
And to the OP - I definitely think you need to meet the boy before you let him just come and take your 'baby' away. It is awfully last minute but as someone else said - maybe he got 'dumped' at the last minute. And I do agree with sabr in asking around about the boy. But if they're going out with a group to the dance and he's bringing your dd home right afterwards and you have a good feeling about it - I'd let her go. Although I sure wouldn't break your pocketbook trying to buy a dress and accessories at the last minute.
(small world - a guy who went to UIC(C) with me teaches at Sandburg!)