For all of us at BPI and for thousands of high school students across the country, March and April mean one thing: Prom.
Between school, clubs, sports, work, college visits, hanging out, and the million other things that you have going on, it can be easy to let something prom-related slip through the cracks. Here's a quick guideline for what you should be doing when to make sure you have a night to remember for the rest of your life.
One Month Away
One month out, you should finalize what you're going to wear and know where you're going to get it from (hint: if you're going to multiple proms, consider borrowing a dress from a friend to avoid wearing the same thing in all your pictures). If you and your date are exchanging flowers, make sure to order them now. Make a hair appointment (guys, consider getting a haircut about two weeks before prom for a more natural look).
One-to-Two Weeks Away
You're going to be on your feet all night, so two weeks out, take the chance to break in your shoes. Sure, they look great with the dress, but can they go the distance? Now's your chance to find out before they have the chance to crumble beneath you on the dance floor.
Finalize any outstanding details, and confirm your appointments. Make sure that whoever in your group was supposed to schedule the restaurant really did so, and make sure that your transportation is lined up. Also, if you have after-prom plans, make sure that all the details for that are set-up as well.
Make an emergency kit. Anything you might need or want during the prom and surrounding festivities (headache medicine, nail polish, lip balm, cell phone charger) goes into the kit. Make sure it's compact enough to fit in a purse or inner-tux pocket, but these items can save you in a pinch.
Day of Prom
Have a great time, come get your picture taken, dance until the sun comes up. Stay safe, and don't drink and drive.
From all of us at BPI Photography, we hope you have a fantastic prom, and we hope this prom checklist has helped to take some of the stress off of this fabulous night.