My prom was a few years back, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. The thing about prom is, it can either be really special or totally overrated. You can’t help what your high school can do with its budget, but you have total control over what you wear, who you go with, and what you do for after-prom. The DJ may be really awful (as it was at my own prom), but you can still make Prom as memorable as you want it to be.
1. Do pick a dress that’s unique. As a female, getting the right dress is one of the most important tasks for prom. People are always snapping away with their cameras and posting videos on Facebook. So, you want to make sure you’re the only one wearing your dress–showing up in the same gown as a girl you didn’t get along with all those years is a total fashion faux pas. Most importantly, make sure the dress fits your personality. Forget the trends and wear what you love! My favorite part of prom was my dress (pictured above) because it fit my style and was tremendously different from what every other girl was wearing.
2. Don’t invite friends who aren’t in your class to the after-party. For my after-party, my friends and I got a decent hotel and went to the beach for the weekend. It was low-key and awesome, but we decided to invite our older friends to join in the fun. At the time, I was extremely close with the friends who tagged along, but they brought their relationship drama to my prom. All I wanted to do was relax, have some wine, and lay out on the beach, but I had to listen to two of my friends playing the he-said-she-said game. Think about how you want to enjoy your weekend (whatever it is you may be doing) without worrying about other people too much.
3. Do get a limo. I know this sounds sort of obvious and a little ridiculous, but I found myself enjoying the limo ride to our prom venue more than my actual prom. I hope this isn’t the case for you, but in all seriousness, limo rides are sort of epic. Dimmed lights, bumping music, cramped dancing–what’s not to love? Plus, you sort of feel a lot cooler rolling up in a limo to a fancy country club where you’re about to indulge in finger foods and run away from the creepy kid who’s trying to dance with you. In simpler words, the limo is the calm before the storm. Besides, no one wants to drive up in their parents’ mini-van.
4. Don’t worry about not having a date to your prom. I didn’t, and by no means did it make or break my experience. I am not a social loser who can’t land a guy or find some one remotely interested in me enough to slap a corsage on my wrist. Rather, I had no desire to just go with any one. I didn’t have a boyfriend and most of my guy friends were already in relationships–who needs the added stress of scrambling for a random date? The upside is you don’t have to worry about whether or not your date is having a bitchin’ time. You can be selfish, and dance with who you want, eat whatever you want, and do whatever you want. No date=no problem!
What are you most worried about for prom, Lovelies? What are you looking forward to? How can we help?