Junior and Senior Prom Tips
Traditionally, in the
most schools hold a Junior Prom for those finishing 11th grade and a
Senior Prom for those graduating. The Junior Prom is usually held at
the school, which has been decorated by the PTO and parents based on a
theme, and the Senior prom is normally at an outside location like a
private club, hotel or catering hall.
events, in the past have been semi-formal where the girls traditionally
wear formal gowns or dresses and the boys usually dress in tuxedos) but
lately, some of the Junior Proms are a little less dressy and a suit or
sport coat will suffice. Beat the crowd and go early to purchase the
dress or rent the Tuxedo to find the best selection.
activities usually include dinner, dancing, socializing and in some
instances the crowning of the prom King and Queen. Guys and girls
usually coordinate their outfits with the guys bow tie and cummerbund
matching the girl's dress.
Who Buys the Prom Tickets
Prom tickets are sold at school and the price varies based on the
venue. Tickets are usually purchased by boys for the couple, but it is
not unusual for people attending prom as friends to purchase their own
Do I Need to Buy Flowers?
customary for the boy to buy flowers for his date. It is important to
get flowers to match the girl's dress. Flowers can range from the
traditional pin-on corsage or one she can wear around her wrist to a
small bouquet of flowers or roses. Girl's customarily buy a matching
boutonniere for their date. It is a pin-on carnation or rose garnished
with baby's breath that is worn on the right lapel. Florist often offer
a package deal if you order the two flowers together.
all have a meaning so when purchasing them for the prom why not select
something that represents your relationship.
Other Prom Links...
Prom King & Queen Crowns
Prom Manners & Etiquette
Prom Information for Parents
Tips for Pinning a Corsage or Boutonniere
Organized - Prom Schedule:
months before the prom you should:
Start to think about your dress
and what you would like to wear. Try on as many as you can so that
you really know what looks best on you. Many dress companies can
take up to 8 weeks to deliver if you special order your dress. So be
sure to place your order 3 months prior to the prom.
Consider your budget and how much
you will have to spend on your outfit.
Do you have a date? You may
want to ask someone or get a friend to have him ask you.
Talk to your hairdresser about
your hair. Plan your hair around your dress. If you want to do an
updo style you may need to let your hair grow.
Start to maintain your nails so
that they will be perfect for the prom.
Two months before the prom you
Decide how you are getting to the
prom. Are you renting a limo or driving?
Make your pre-prom and post-prom
plans with friends and discuss them with your parents. Does your
school have a post-prom party that you will attend?
Make your hair and nail
appointments now so that you are sure you will get the time that you
Need a tan? Now is the time
to start the process if you are going to a tanning salon.
Purchase your accessories:
shoes, jewelry, purse.
Make sure your date orders
One month to go before
the big event.
Pick up your dress and get
it altered if necessary.
Select flowers with your
date and place orders.
Confirm all your
Practice walking in your
long skirt and high heels. Break in the shoes.
Try out hairstyles and
make up to make sure you like it.
The time has arrived...
Get plenty of sleep the
night before or take a nap the day of to be sure you are well
Get to all appointments on
Pick up flowers
Get dressed early so that
your parent's have plenty of time for pictures.
- Comb and
small hair spray
- Extra pair
- Money and
- Nail File
stain remover pen or wipe