Prom is a night for graduating seniors to celebrate their twelve plus years of school. It is one of the last few times that your class will get together and have a good time.
Be organized – Have a checklist of everything you need to get done for prom including your dress, activities before and after and who you are going with.
Buy your prom tickets early – Tickets do sometimes sell out for larger high schools, and prices tend to increase as the date of the dance.
Rent or buy an outfit – Men you should decide if you rent a tux and girl, if you purchase a prom dress. Shop around to gauge the best prices for rental or purchase, and make sure you have plenty of time for any required alterations.
Ask a date – Consider a classmate you’ve had your eye on, or simply a special friend. Prom should be enjoyed with someone you care about, so choose your date accordingly.
Plan your pre-dance dinner – Plan a dinner if needed well ahead of time. Prom night is a popular night for local restaurants, so reserve a table for you and your date at least a month prior to the event.
Reserve transportation – whether it be via limousine, party bus or use of your parents’ car. Call local sedan/limo services as well as charter bus services to find the best rates. Consider sharing a limousine with two or three other couples. This will allow for a decadent atmosphere without forcing you to spend an exorbitant amount of money.
Buy camera – Buy a bunch of one time use cameras and pass them around to your friends. Set a goal to use every last picture before the night is through. Hopefully, you will want to remember this night forever.
Purchase a boutonniere or corsage for your date – Call local florists to order the arrangement based on your date’s color scheme; boutonnieres and corsages should be picked up no sooner than one day prior to the dance, but you can order them ahead of time.
Be smart – Prom is a wonderful way to celebrate with your class but please don’t make choices on prom night that you will regret later. Don’t drink or use drugs as both impair your judgment, can hurt you and are illegal. You want this to be a night you can remember in a good way not a bad one.