Friday, April 24, 2015

Ka - Ching!

As we all know, Prom can be a very expensive day,

So, make sure to plan everything out so that you know how much your exactly spending on the big day.

Before anything else happens, there are the tickets. and usually when there is one, theres another. THis costs around 150$ together.

For starters, theres the dress/ tux. This can range between 150$ to 500$ or above and beyond if you're really risky.

Then, there are all the accessories. Socks, shoes, heels, jewelry, corsage, boutonniere, tie, etc. All of this can be another 100$ to 200$…or more.

Next, you have the post pre prom activities. You have makeup, hair, pictures, nails. This can call for up to 300$.

How are you going to get to prom? Or the after parties? Or dinner? There goes 400$ for a 10 hour limo service.

Once prom is all over, your after parties have come to an end, and you are ready to crash, it's most likely 3 AM and you're on South Beach in no mood to drive. This is where the hotel expense comes in. Now you drop another 200$.

If you don't account for any other expenses, this is what your total will come out to: 1,750$
Some of you may be freaking out at this point. We are all freaking out at this point. 
But don't forget there are short cuts. You can buy a dress from a friend, drive your self to prom, skip the hotel, or get a group of friends so you all chip in.

No matter how much money you spend at prom, make sure it's an enjoyable night. Because at the end, that's all that matters.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Now What?

You've just been asked to Prom...Now what?

Don't start freaking out yet, prom should be fun and exciting. Yes you have a lot of preperation to do, but it will all be worth it.

First thing to do? Get your outfit.

Dress Code

  • Get your outfit! I can't stress it enough You may think that you can wait until the last minute to get your dress or suit, but think again. When it comes to getting your suit or dress, you need to do it right. 
    • First make sure it follows the dress code. 
    • Then get all of the tailoring you need such as hemming your dress or getting your suit fitted.
    •  Then, accessorize. Get your shoes, socks, tie, and jewelry.
Ladies and gents, don't forget about your date. You need to get them a corsage/ boutonniere that will match their outfit. Plus, usually dates match up. If her dress is red, his tie should be red.

Once you get your outfit, everything will fall into place. Your hair and makeup appointments will now have more direction, your date will be able to complete their look, and you'll be relieved.

*Ladies- check to see if your school has a social media page to post dresses. many schools do this so that no one is wearing the same dress. Also, keep on the look out for the prom theme. This way you know what style dress to get. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I'm Just Asking

When it comes to asking someone to be your date to prom, there are a lot of ways it can go. Some people say go big or go home, other people say to ask in a more private, intimate manner. However you may want to ask, figure it out and stick to it.

If you want to go BIG:

  • Make sure you have your plan early. You don't want anyone to steal your thunder; or your girl.
  • Get help. Ask his/her friends about your date-to-be's schedule and day that way you can coordinate accordingly.
  • Make it so that they can't say no. For most girls, whenever they are asked in front of a big crowd with obvious signs of lots of hard work, they will almost always say yes.
  • Have fun. It's okay if you get nervous, shaky, or red. It's normal. Just make sure you commit to the plan.

If you want to go Small:

  • Like stated above, make your plan early and ask for help from friends.
  • When you go private, you want to make it as cute as possible. Try to think of  a plan specific to that person.
  • Some people make posters that have sayings related to their date's sport and go to their practice, others go to their homes and bring balloons or flowers.
  • The key is to make it mushy gushy cute. When its an intimate promposal, you want to show the person that you know them and their interests.
Side-note: If you have been dating the person you want to prompose to, you can either go big or small. If you go big, they will be flattered that there is still spark in the relationship. If you go small, they will feel loved and cared for.

If you and your significant other don't feel you need to go the whole 9 yards to make a promposal, that is always fine as well. You have been dating so it is usually assumed that you two are going together.

Most importantly, when promposing to someone, have fun. Be goofy and crazy and don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. You only get one chance.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Proposal Info

This blog is going to be me telling you a little about high school proms. So, whether you have questions about promposals, dress shopping, after parties, and more, this is where all your tips and tricks will be found. As for all the seniors out there or underclassmen that have dates, stick around for the hints because it is all about to go down.