A student turned up to her prom in a coffin.

Student's prom coffin

Student's prom coffin

Megan Flaherty, 17, from New Jersey wore a stunning blue dress with her hair in an elegant updo to her junior prom, but decided to make a unique entrance by turning up in a wooden box, a decision she made based on her dreams of becoming a funeral director.

The student was driven in the ceremony by a hearse, and carried out of the boot to be greeted by her prom date Stephen Caldwell.

She told NJ.com: ''I made sure my prom date was OK with it.

''I don't think they were really processing it. I'm a quiet person in school, so people didn't expect it.''

And speaking about backlash she received for her decision, she

added: ''Anything people do these days, people judge it.

''People have opinions.''