Doing your debutante ball can become a little bit expensive, especially for girls. First there is the dress, we all know how easy it is to get carried away with that one! Then hair, make-up, shoes, gifts, etc. So to help you keep the cost down and in turn, make your debutante ball more enjoyable by alleviating the stress, we have compiled a list of our top tips for saving money!

Make group bookings: Hair and Make-up artists will often give good discounts if you are booking in as a group. Plus it will be a fabulous day out for all the girls! We highly recommend Noir Hair Gallery for your hair (speak to Ally, she is a legend) and Blush Bar for all your make up needs.

Book early – Sometimes, you can secure great deals just by being organised and booking early on. When it comes to transportation for your Debutante Ball; limos and party buses get booked out fast.If you split the cost between your group, it can work out really affordable. Make sure you arrive in style to your deb, its only done once for most people so nail it the first time. Geelong Hummer Limousines and Murrells Chauffeurs for all your limousine needs.

The Dress. This is without a doubt the most costly part of your debutante ball. Try and work out a budget and stick to it! Easier said than done, we know! Try going for a dress that has a little less detail, this can sometimes reduce the price tag. We always suggest shopping around, don’t walk into one shop and buy something. You will be surprised with what individual shops have on offer.

Giving a gift to your deb partner is a wonderful gesture and way to thank them for participating in this journey with you. These gifts can be all the more sentimental if they are handmade, not to mention lighter on the pocket. Alot of online places have beautiful small gifts, we love Daily Edited and

Having your after party at someone’s house is considerably less expensive than going out into town or even hiring somewhere, plus you can decorate the house to match the theme of your debutante ball. How fun, take lots of photos and cherish the moment.

Listed below are local Geelong small businesses who can help you out.
HAIR- Noir Hair Gallery or Hair by Eve (Ally and Eve)

MAKEUP- Blush Bar on Pakington Street (Speak to Emma)

TRANSPORTATION- Geelong Hummer Limosines or Murrells Chauffuer (Zee from GHL or Debbie from Murrells)

PHOTOGRAPHY- Upcreative (Kellie)

DRESSES- Embrace or Pearls & Roses