all you ladies (guys too) out there, prom is one of the most important
nights to be remembered in your entire life. When you go to your prom
make sure youíve branded this moment in time in your memories. Make it
special. Make this dance count and stand out from all the other dances
youíve been to. This is the last special occasion in high school!
So what are the things that should be done before this night even
appears on the announcements? Of course, you have to prepare the basics
(dress, tux, boutonniere, dinner, etc.) In order to make this night work
it is not that hard to come up with these basic essentials two weeks
before the prom, but do you honestly want to wait two weeks before the
prom?! NO WAY! Like mentioned earlier, this night is going to be one of
the most important nights you will ever have! This will also come once
in your lifetime. You ARE going to make this night special!
Here are some steps to take to make this night memorable.
4 Months before Your Prom...
3 Months before Your Prom...
If you don't already, start
to maintain your hair and nails.
Purchase your dress.
Purchase your prom
accessories to co-ordinate with your dress.
Order your limousine,
making sure to record the time, date and name of the person you talked
reservations, again making sure you record the details of your call.
Start working out to tone
2 Months before Your Prom...
If your dress needs
altering in any way, make sure you make the appointment now (look in
the yellow pages under custom tailor).
Select the undergarments
for your dress (and try everything on together to make sure it is
Purchase your prom shoes.
If you are going to have them dyed to match your dress, do this now.
If you are getting your
hair done by a hair salon, make two hair appointments (the first for a
trial run, so you know what it looks like, and the second one on prom
Make a manicure
6 Weeks before Your Prom...
Purchase the prom tickets.
If you are doing your own
hair, start experimenting to find a style you like.
4 Weeks before Your Prom...
Start wearing your shoes
around the house to break them in (there is nothing worse than wearing
new shoes for the first time at a big event!)
If they haven't met your
date already, introduce him to your parents.
Order make-up that matches
your prom dress.
Start drinking lots of
water instead of juice, soft drink, etc.
If you suffer from acne,
you may want to look at the various acne treatments available.
3 Weeks before Your Prom...
Have your trial hairstyle
at the hair salon (if you aren't doing it yourself).
If you are planning on
having a bikini and/or underarm wax, stop shaving.
Confirm your limousine,
restaurant, manicure and hair appointments.
If you are going to use it,
try out your sunless tanning lotion.
Make sure your make-up is
correct, and that you don't have any allergies. This is also a good
time to experiment with your make-up.
Try on your dress, to make
sure that it is still the right fit. Organize any needed alterations.
2 Weeks before Your Prom...
Purchase those last minute
items - camera film, pantyhose, etc. Make sure you try the pantyhose
on with the dress to check the color is correct.
Get your bikini/underarm
Eat a healthy breakfast and
Don't wash your hair (updo's
last longer with dirty hair).
Go to your hair, nails and
makeup appointments (as appropriate). Make sure to wear a button down
shirt for your hair appointment!
Pick up your dates
boutonniere and place in your refrigerator.
Pack some extra cash in
Make sure your parents take
some photos of you and your date, in case there are any problems with
the professional pictures.
Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
Itís your last special occasion of high school, make it memorable!
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