16 April 2010

Prom Season is Here!

The months between March and June are typically the months where teen girls everywhere are thinking about and preparing for Prom Night.  There are many high school Junior and Senior girls who have waited their entire high school careers for this ONE night, and have built it up to be a night where miracles happen, and dreams come true.  While this may not end up being the case, it could still end up being a really awesome experience, and by following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your prom will go off without a hitch!

The Dress is Priority Numero Uno: Your prom dress should take up the largest percentage of your budget, and they vary widely by price, so it’s a good idea to get this figured out first.  If you use this strategy, then you can decide easily how you want to budget the rest of your funds.

Going it Alone, or Taking a Date: The most common reason many people have a bad prom experience, is because of the person they choose to go with.  So, why not eliminate this problem and go with people you know you will have a killer time with.  While it may seem romantic to take a date, prom is also a party, and it’s okay to go to a party with a friend or a group of friends you know you can have fun with.

Map out a Budget: I know I mentioned this earlier with the dress, but it really is crucial to map out how much prom is going to cost you so that you know what you can and cannot afford. You set back enough money for at least:

  • Dress accessories
  • Beauty (i.e. hair, make-up, nails)
  • Photography
  • Transportation
  • Tickets
  • Dinner
  • Boutonniere

Keep It Cool: You want to remember your prom night right? These days pop culture and peer pressure have made it seem as though prom and alcohol go hand in hand, but that is not really the case.  In fact, most proms are dry, and you will be asked to leave (if not worse) if you are intoxicated at prom.  If it takes signing a “Prom Promise”, do it! You’ll be thankful you did when you can actually remember your prom night.

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