Elegant dresses, tailored tuxes, flowers, oh my! Prom is here and with as much stress, anxiety, and hairspray that goes into making this night a night to remember, you're bound to forget something.Fear not, here are your much needed reminders. Ladies, we all know that it is quite the process for you in order to be prom ready and in between the madness of fake eyelashes and group pictures, it's very possible you might forget a few things. Be sure to travel light and carry a purse small enough to hold around your wrist. Be sure to carry with cash in case a cab is your ride home and familiarize yourselves with the needle and thread in case of a wardrobe malfunction. Lastly, high heels are pretty but not always comfortable, so if you can get away without wearing them, you won't regret it. Gentlemen, prom is the night where you need to make your date feel like a princess. As silly as it may sound, holding the door open for your date and pulling her chair out for her at dinner are easy things to make your date happy. To further impress your date, and her parents, be a stand up guy and pay for everything. It's expensive for girls to look as good as they do for one night and paying for dinner and limo fare is pocket change compared to a girls' expenses. Most importantly, even though it takes us less than 30 minutes to get ready, groom yourselves to the best of your abilities and be sure to use an appropriate amount of body spray. For all prom attendees, this will be a night that you will forever link your senior year with, so be sure to have as much fun as you possibly can. Surround yourself with people you want to look back and smile at when you look through pictures one day. Be sure to remember to bring your tickets and student IDs; you'll be surprised how often people forget them. Prom is not cheap so take advantage of coupons and prom specials that you come across to save as much money as you can. Most importantly, this is a night you want to have good memories of one day so be safe and make memories that will last you a lifetime.
********** Published: May 7, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 3