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Parents of rising high school seniors need to plan ahead to cut graduation expenses

By Meg Miller
Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - Graduation is over and we are marching on. I have a Northwood cap and gown for sale, which was worn once. You will have to buy the tassel for next year from Herff Jones (or somewhere else, if you can find it cheaper, which I am sure you can.) Cap and gown are XLand will fit someone 6 foot or taller. Male or female (also have the white collar for girls that you attach) $10. This is planning ahead. However, I think what they charge for this stuff that you wear once and basically throw away or put in the attic is absurd.

Heads up parents of rising seniors. You can do way better that Herff Jones (which the school contracts with) on rings and invitations. Invitations on line are nicer and if you shop around they are cheaper. Vista Print has some really nice things, more responsibly priced. Had I gone to the local jeweler I could have gotten her ring for half what I paid Herff Jones.

Also you can try this site for better priced graduation stuff.Also, the photographer for the school is also unreasonably priced and we skipped those in favor of a local photographer where we had more choice.

Just stuff I wish someone had told me before I dove into graduation.

Good luck. It will be here before you know it.

When this stuff starts coming home from the school - buy this, buy that - it's good to have other resources available so you don't get taken to the cleaners by Herff Jones.

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