Have the Prom of Your Dreams Without Breaking into Your College Fund
First start with the date of the event. When is Prom? And how much time do you have from now until then to make all the necessary arrangements?
The next thing is to sit down and decide on a reasonable budget. It’s probably best to include your parents (or whoever is helping you pay for the fun-filled extravaganza) in this conversation. After finalizing a budget, it’s time to score for the best deals on everything you’ll need for prom.
Here is our Prom 2013 Checklist:
1) The Dress – Consider all your options, when it comes to prom anything goes. Check out everything from your favorite stores to consignment shops to borrowing a dress. Pinterest has awesome ideas on creative ways to put an ensemble together. Check out this blog post, found on Pinterest, on stores to check out to save on your dress, shoes and accessories.
Note: If you opt to buy a dress, you can sell it to a consignment shop after prom! Take the opportunity to make some of your cash back and potentially help someone else out.
2) Corsages – Why not make your own for you and your date instead of buying them? Check out this video where you’ll quickly learn that you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to make this happen.
3) Transportation- One option is to consider carpooling to prom with your friends! Another option is to ask your ‘rents to help you rent a car for the day and be your chauffer. You can rent some really cool cars for a day, think convertible. Plus, your parents will be psyched because they’ll know you got to and from prom safely.
4) Hair – Do-it-yourself, you can find loads of ideas on Pinterest! Plus, you can even find step-by-step instructions on how to make it work. Too worried about doing your own hair? Think about getting your friends together and to do eachothers.
5) Makeup – Get it done for FREE, for real. Many makeup counters at your local mall will hook you up with a full consultation where they’ll apply full makeup. Plus, if you like their work and the products they used, you can purchase some of the products they used.
6) Dinner – Get your group of friends to skip the fancy dinner, which often isn’t all that good, and hold a dinner at one of your friend’s houses. Pizza is always a winner or get creative and have everyone bring their favorite entrees! Or why not go to the restaurant that you and your friends go to the most on a Friday night. You’re not going to look this good every day so why not get the people that you see all the time to see you at your best?
7) Professional Photographer – If you have a smart phone, download a free app and start snapping pictures of you and your friends on the dance floor. Everyone’s a professional with apps like Instagram and Pic Stitch. Also get super creative and use Snap Chat!
Hope this helps you and your friends out when planning for Prom 2013! Check back next week when we’ll give you our ideas on what to do after prom.
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