Your prom is something you have been building up to for years, and you want to make sure that it is perfect. Chances are this is going to be your first formal event, and you’re nerves are all jumbled up. If this is the case, then read on, because we are going to provide you with some tips that will help your nerves settle down, so you can truly enjoy your big night at the prom.
Before The Prom
Invitation to the prom- At one point it was considered inappropriate for a girl to ask a boy out for any reason, or to invite them to anything. Times have changed and so have the rules. Don’t be shy it’s socially acceptable now for girls to ask a boy to the prom. Things to think about before asking anyone to the prom are items such as; you should make sure it’s someone that you know pretty well. This is because you will be spending the whole night with this person, you want to make sure it’s someone you can actually talk to, and know about. Do you know if they like to dance, or don’t. Do you have the same friends? Since prom tables are made for groups, and a lot of teens arrange to sit together, you want to make sure that your date can get along with your friends. It’s also very important to invite your date early to give them plenty of time to get a dress or rent a tux.
Flowers- Males you will be responsible for your date’s corsage. It’s important to ask her what color her dress will be so that it matches with her dress. If you are unsure what goes with the color she’s wearing you can never go wrong with Baby’s breath, White roses, Freesia, Carnations. It’s ideal to ask your date if she would rather a pin-on or wrist corsage. Ladies make sure you get your date a boutonniere.
Getting To The Prom
Picking Up You Date– When picking up your datebe on time. First off, if you are using your own car, take the time to clean and wash it, don’t forget to put gas in it; you don’t want to run out of gas. Never just sit in the car and honk the horn. Get out of the car and walk up to the door to get her or him. If your date’s parents are there, and you have never met them, introduce yourself and shake their hands, be polite, be respectful.
Ladies- Be on time. When your date shows up, you should be the one that answers the door. Don’t forget to give your date his boutonniere. If your parents are planning to take pictures, talk to them before your date gets there to make sure you know where they want to take the pictures and how many. This will stop delays and awkward situations.
This is a huge night for you! So enjoy the experience. Make sure you don’t drink or do drugs. You’re memories of the night are lot better if you can remember it. If you were to decide to drink, never drink and drive. Make sure you have money for a cab if you or your date has had a drink.
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