Prom is one of the biggest milestones in a high school student’s life and creates some of the best memories that will last forever. In previous years, Tinsel Town and Tuxedos, Vegas, and Paris were prom themes, but for 2013, Oak Grove will hula at “Luau in the Grove.” Finding the right date, asking them, booking a ride, and finding the perfect dress or tux can become stressful with March 23 right around the corner. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect and some last minute tips that will make Prom a night to remember.
The average American family spent about $1,078 on prom last year. Prom expenses add up quickly, so it’s important to know where your money should go first.
The majority of your budget should go toward your attire. However, that doesn’t mean you should spend $800 on a dress or tuxedo. Find something that looks good on you but doesn’t break the bank. You can often find the exact same boutique dress for half the price somewhere else. After all, you’re never going to wear it again. If you’re wearing a long dress, never spend a lot on your shoes. No one is going to see them, and you’re going to take them off as soon as you get to prom. If you’re renting a tuxedo, go somewhere that has dress shoes and all the trimmings included in the package.
When it comes to transportation, always, I repeat, always, spend a little extra to get a good party bus or limo. It’s better to spend a little extra than to be stuck on a remodeled school bus on prom night. Keep in mind that there are more restaurants in Hattiesburg than Purple Parrot and Crescent City, so you don’t have to spend $100 on dinner. Also, don’t go to the cheapest florist you can find or else your corsage and boutonnière will both fall apart before you even get on the bus. Trust us.
Prom is all about having fun with your friends, so don’t stress about blowing all of your money on one night. Stick to your budget so you can still enjoy spending time with your friends after prom.
We all know that prom is one of the largest events in the grand scheme of the high school experiences. Some scoff and assume that prom is an event to take lightly and to buy whatever style of dress or tuxedo you see in the store. That is most certainly not the case. You’ve got to know what’s trending so you can look your best and not end up a prom tragedy.
This year has some fabulous styles that will make some lucky girl the belle of the ball, or in this case, Prom. For the ladies, it’s all about the flow, flow, flow. A classic sheer black flowing gown is at the top of the charts and will never let you down. We’d all love to take a sweetheart to prom. Show your date that you’re just as sweet with a sweetheart neckline, and don’t forget the dazzling beading across the torso as well. For the gentlemen suitors, prepare to don an all black attire with only a few pops of color here and there, including, but not limited to, the always classic bow tie and pocket square.
Keep these trends and styles in mind when out shopping for the next tuxedo and prom dress. These classic looks will certainly make your night one to remember.