Getting ready for the prom
No longer something that was only done in the US, proms have become an important event in the life of young adults as they celebrate the end of important exams and look forward to a summer free from the worries of coursework. The end of winter and start of spring is the right time to begin thinking about prom – before you get too engrossed in revising for exams – and get your dress ready and checklist together of what you need to do and when to make sure you shine on the night. Our March article is therefore dedicated to helping you prepare for this year’s prom, so read on!
Set your budget
You have been saving pocket money and part-time job income all year and now is the time to count it all up and know what you have to spend. If family and friends are willing to contribute add that to your total and set your budget. You will need to think about the following:
- Prom dress
- Accessories – jewellery and handbag
- Hair and nails (alternatively, you can get a friend or parent to help, or even do them yourself to save money)
- Money for tickets and transfers to and from the venue
Finding your dress
You may have an idea of what you want, but if you do not, that’s absolutely fine. You have plenty of time! For many young women this is their first opportunity to attend a formal dance and dress accordingly so it is also a chance to find out what your preferred style is. Try a variety of dresses to get a better feel for what best suits your shape and style; it could be a long formal gown, a vintage dress, or some old-style glamour from a bygone era. If your dress needs any minor alterations, make sure those are done in good time and that you have had a chance to try it on again before the final steam and pick up.
Get dates in your diary for final preparations
If you are buying new shoes, then you will need to break them in. The last thing you want is to spend the evening sitting out every dance because your feet hurt, so start wearing them a month or so before to get used to them and mould them to your feet. Whether you wear them around the house or to pop to the local shops is up to you, just make sure you don’t scuff them!
If you are doing your own hair and make-up then have a few practice runs to get it right. You may be a little excited (or nervous) on the night – both perfectly normal – so making it second nature will minimise any extra stress for you. If you are planning a spray tan, make sure you do that a few days before prom night to make sure you get the right shade for you and that you don’t end up with last-minute streaks or patches.
For the right dress that works for you and a guarantee that no one else will have the same one on the night, visit Proposals Crawley. We have a wide selection of prom dresses and plenty of experience helping young women prepare for their big night. You don’t need an appointment, but can make one if you prefer by calling us on 01293 521635.