You only get one or two proms in your life. What makes a perfect prom is a little bit different for everyone. But, what we can all agree upon is that you can’t go too wrong when you dress up and get all of your friends in one room together. The rest is gravy.
In this post, we’re going to talk a little bit about prom preparation and give you a few pointers on how to have the perfect prom. They only come once a year and once you’re out of high school, they’ll be a distant memory, so live in the moment and enjoy this time in your life:
- Get a Solid Group Together
If you’re going to have the best time, you’ve got to make sure you have the best people around for this magical night. Keep it exclusive and only have your best pals around with their dates. You don’t want any wildcards in the mix that might throw your plans out of whack.
Showing up with the people that helped you through your high school days just makes sense. End the semester with them just like you started.
- Plan Your Outfit
Your outfit is probably the second most important to get figured out beforehand. Prom dresses and tuxedos can make or break the evening in a lot of people’s minds, but don’t overthink it and try not to spend too much.
At the end of the day, you’re not going to remember what each other were wearing to prom, you’re (hopefully) going to remember the great time that you had. Plan to get ready at one of your friend’s places to make the most of the experience. Your date will have to wait to see you.
- Book Transportation
Booking transportation to and from prom is important, depending on where you live. Whether that means booking a limo, a party bus, or booking someone’s parents for the night is up to you.
If you’re chartering some transportation for the night, you should make sure to book it far in advance because your classmates and people from other schools will be doing the same. Have a fallback plan in place if the limos are all booked.
- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the fanfare and planning of prom, but you’ve also got to remember to enjoy yourself. Little things like transportation mishaps, (small) wardrobe malfunctions and annoying prom dates don’t matter in the end.
Be present and bask in the glory that is being a teenager, being with your best friends, and being the best year-end party with them.
- Don’t Block out Your Parents
It’s entirely likely that your parents will be more excited about seeing you on prom day than you, your friends, or your date will be. Don’t prevent them from enjoying this day with you. Let them take all the pictures, make all of the sentimental comments, and annoying jokes that they want before you leave for the night.
Light prom preparation is always a good thing, but over-planning your prom will create more things that could go wrong. Leave that stuff to everyone else so you can focus on looking good and feeling good with all of your friends.
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