The New York Post leads: Teens are engaging in over-the-top prom proposals as a competitive sport — but have these public displays of popping the question gone too far?
At $100 a pop, the centerfield video board at Yankee Stadium has seen seven promposals so far this season.
Some students are even renting plane banners to pop the prom question, which can cost upward of $1,000 in the New York area.
“It started last year — I’ve been in the business six years, and we had never sold a prom banner before then,” says Remy Colin of Aerial Messages in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Finetuxedos.com, headquartered in White Plains, even launched its first annual “Best Promposal” contest this year (to help Sandy-affected students afford tuxes), after staffers noticed an unprecedented number of “prom proposal” queries in its search engine.