So, its been a while since a I left school, but I wanted to do a little prom series. I love prom, and although personally my prom experience was pretty terrible it did make me realize one thing, if you want to enjoy your prom you’ve got to put a little bit of planning in. The day of my prom, me and my friends had no way to get there – or money to go out afterwards, 2 had hair disasters after going the hairdressers, one was running around frantically trying to find a dress, and me, well already 5 minutes late I was crying because my hair was a mass of frizz after I let my mother help, whilst wearing I dress I hated. Obviously if you’re the type of girl who can slap on any old dress and feel a million dollars and enjoy yourself no matter what your hair is doing then this probably doesn’t apply to you, but in that case I very much doubt your reading this post.
This is hopefully going to formulate a series with some inspiration, tips, dresses, and possibly mini tutorials however my exams don’t finish till may 30th so will see how it goes but I have THE best of intentions.
first of the checklist, what you need to consider. This is going to be comprehensive, so don’t feel like everything on this list is 100% essential.
1. The dress – although at my prom I saw some amazing jumpsuits that worked brilliantly, however I went to a very fashion forward girls school and it’s not the same for everyone.
2. The accessories, bags, shoes, hair bands, jewellery – what every you feel like be it simple or statement.
3. Underwear – particularly important if the dress is strapless, backless, crossover, etc. Don’t forget if the dress is very fitted you may need to look out for something seamless, or even ‘hold-me’ in.
4. The makeup – if you want something to ‘match’ your dress or different to your usual look – try it out beforehand if you can so that way if your pushed for time or getting ready with friends you don’t have to thing about it too much. remember if you want to get yours done professionally get a trial beforehand, even if the are experts it doesn’t mean you’ll like what they do or you won’t react badly to the makeup.
6. The hair – if you’re doing it yourself have an idea before hand, and make sure your able to do it. If your going to have a hairdresser do it, again trial with them you want to know that you’re not going to be given a bird’s nest held down with 10 gallons of hairspray – this is more important if it’s not your usual hairdresser and they don’t know your hair.
7. Nails – are you going to paint them, get a manicure? false nails? you get my drift
8. Tanning – are you a self tanner? planning on getting a spray tan done before prom – make sure you go a couple of days in advance in case of disaster
9. How are you going to get there, and get ready? are you and your friends going to meet somewhere and get ready as a group?, meet up when your all done? go somewhere pre-prom? get a limo? get the bus? etc. make sure you discuss it beforehand and before your on exam leave while you can talk as one massive group.
10. waxing? if you going pro don’t forget to book.
11. Are you going to stay the night the same place as your prom? or book a room there so you can change into something less fancy and go out afterward? – make sure you book. (I so wish I had done this)
12. Who are you going to go prom dress shopping with – I decided to go with my Mum and regretted it as she wasn’t really that into it and the whole day was a nightmare, if you fussy remember to arrange a few visits.
13. If your prom is somewhere fancy try to save up – I had £20 for my prom night – which in the Hilton only buys you 2 drinks
14. Have fun with it!!!
Hope this was somewhat useful, and hope you enjoy what coming up.