It’s That Time of the Year: Time to Prep for Prom!
Even though Prom 2024 seems far away, that time will sure go by in a blink of an eye! You should start planning now for your prom journey to score the most memorable night of your high school career. Camille La Vie has some tips for you to make sure your time at prom will go without a worry.
Tip 1: Be prepared to get asked to prom! Whether that is with friends or from a date.
Note: Going by yourself to prom is one of the most empowering things that you can do! Don’t be afraid to stand and dance in your confidence on your prom night and make memories with your classmates that, hey, you might never see again!
For me, being asked to prom was a nerve wrecking experience. I was waiting for months for one of my good guy friends to ask me to prom. The time to ask was coming to a close and even though we would constantly hang out with our friends, the elephant in the room wouldn’t stop making an appearance. On a bright May afternoon, he and I went on a hike on a trail in the Appalachian mountains. This is a hike that was familiar to my friends and I and we went to the top of the mountain and saw the city in the distance. We were feeling grateful as to how close we were to the city but also felt the joy of nature by our side. After the hike, we went back to my house and hung out in the greenery of my backyard. He said, “I’ll be right back” and came back with a sign that said, “I know we’re off trail… but you str(hiking)ly resemble my Prom date,”. His friends popped out from the fence behind my house and started cheering! Whatever your prom proposal looks like, all that matters is the meaning and good intention behind it.
Tip 2: Make your prom budget!
Whatever your prom night looks like according to your prom committee, make sure you are going along with a prom budget that fits your family’s needs. Whether you are looking to splurge on a prom dress or looking for dresses for under $100, this should be the starting point of your budget choices. Right after the prom dress comes the corsage. Is this something that your date is paying for, an item that you are splitting, or is this something that you are paying for yourself? Next, comes all the fun stuff! Decide whether you are doing your hair or make up yourself. Then, decide whether you want to get a spray tan, manicure and/or pedicure and what accessories are going to match your fit. Overall, being within your budget is a great way to relieve anxiety and have a relaxing prom night.
Tip 3: Decide on your prom dress!
Prom dresses make you feel like a princess for a celebratory night. You completed high school! What a large milestone. The perfect dress is crucial for your night to be fulfilled. Whether you are looking for a mermaid, trumpet, or A line prom dress, or whichever silhouette makes your heart skip a beat, looking at your options now is a good way to make your final decision in the future. Do appliqué dresses fit your taste or beaded prom dresses? Does your school go along with the American tradition of long prom dresses, or do you have your own unique flair and want to go with a short prom dress? Which ever you choose - browse your prom options with your favorite styles in mind. Whether you get inspiration from Pinterest, or you look to window shop at a nearby store, your authentic style is what matters most.
Enjoy Prom 2024!
When is the best time to start searching for a prom dress?
The best time to start your prom dress journey is typically around 4 – 6 months. Some people start a year before hand to look for their favorite styles, embellishments, and silhouettes! Making a Pinterest board is a great place to start as well! Researching what’s trending and in style as well as searching for what you like is critical to narrow down your options once your hunt starts to play out. It’s never a good idea to rush the prom process, but also make sure you are ready to get started on your timeline! Once you have the looks and styles you like and the stores that may have these options, your try on exploration should begin!
Written by Julianna Jara