all hope that planning for prom is simple and easy and just a matter of
finding the right dress, the right accessories and the right date. But
there is more to it than that. This is a short checklist to help you
keep on track.
Try an everything and don't expect everything to fit or to coordinate
perfectly the first time. Try on your dress, shoes and
accessories. You must not only make sure they fit, but does the shoes
really go perfectly with the dress you chose. Everything you wear must
complement each other to give you that perfect look. Don't forget to
also coordinate your underwear with your dress. Will the dress you
select look better if you are wearing a girdle? The shoes may look hot,
but can you dance on them for hours without killing your feet. What use
is pretty shoes if you are dancing in your stocking feet anyway.
If you want the hair and makeup to be perfect you'll have to try several
test runs before hand. It is always important at these times to see if
the hairstyle can hold for an extended period. Also what touchups will
you need to your makeup after dancing in a hot crowded dance floor. You
want to look as pretty at the end of the night as you did at the beginning.
Make reservation at the stylist and dinner several weeks in advance.
Everyone is shooting for the same prom date (or in a bigger city several dates
around the same time.) You don't want to find out your favorite stylist
is booked when you need her.
Plan post-prom activities and contingencies. Think though what you
you want to do after the prom. Make sure you have a way to get
there. Have other plans if things don't work out. Don't let a limo
driver who arrives late ruin your plans. Better to have a backup plan
than no plan.
Don't forget to buy your prom tickets early. Your senior year goes
Order your date's boutonniere. You can make one yourself by clicking
here if you like.
Enjoy yourself! No matter what happens don't take it too
seriously. Even the worse disasters will be something you can laugh at
years down the road. Don't forget, in the end, The Prom is just a party
and not really important. It's your grades that follow you the rest of
your life, not what happened at Prom.
Copyright Michael Colfin