There is normally a lot of hype surrounding prom which is to be expected considering that it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most teenagers.
There are also a lot of places to find advice on the major prom concerns.
The problem however, is that this advice is mostly centered on what a girl needs to do to get ready for prom.
You will not run out of advice on how to choose the right prom dress or the right hairstyles.
You will however have a very hard time finding good advice for guys.
Yet, guys are “the other half” of prom night and they expect to have a great time as well.
If you are a guy looking forward to prom night but have no idea what you need to do to get ready, here’s a checklist that will come in handy.
The Planning Process
Just as it is with everything else in life; failing to plan for prom is planning to have an epic fail on prom night.
Therefore it is important that your planning process be as flawless as possible to ensure you enjoy yourself on the big night.
Here are a few ideas to help you get ready.
1. Start Saving Money
Almost everything about Prom will cost you quite a bit of cash so unless you have a huge bank balance; you want to save money months in advance.
This way tuxedo rentals, flowers, transportation, prom tickets, dining, pictures and other prom essentials will be within your budget and easy to set up.
2. Get the Tickets early
Most schools will sell a limited number of tickets for Prom.
Therefore it is important that you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
If for some reason you are unable to attend, you can sell your tickets to the less prepared guys.
3. Ask her out Early
If you plan on going with a date, ask her out at least a month in advance.
This will not only make her feel special but will also make it easier for you to plan.
For one month you can make sure that you learn what she prefers and this will help make the night special for both of you.
This rule also applies to you if you have a steady girlfriend.
4. Plan to Look your best
Looking good for prom night takes considerable planning. Girls understand this better than guys but it is one thing guys should learn.
If you will be renting a Tuxedo, shop early to find the best deals.
Shopping early also ensures that you have your pick of the widest selection of styles.
Ask your date what she will be wearing so you can coordinate with her.
Find out her opinion on the best colors but don’t be afraid to incorporate your own style.
Finally, shopping early for your Tuxedo will give you adequate time to find the right fit or make alterations for the right fit.
5. Coordinate with your group
It is not uncommon to want to go to prom as a group.
This can be fun but to be effective, you need to work as a team to get everything together.
If you are going as a group ensures that everyone has a task and that they are aware of what they need to do.
Such tasks can be renting the transportation or making reservations.
Going as a group is a great way to pool your resources and make prom night affordable not to mention more fun.
6. Learn to Dance
Most guys are nervous about dancing.
If you fall into this category it is a good idea to arrange for a few lessons weeks before prom.
You can even convince your date to join you for one of these classes.
It is a great way to boost your confidence before taking to the dance floor at prom.
It is also a great way to learn more about your date.
Above all, keep everything simple.
Prom night is not the best time to experiment with outrageous hairstyles.
You want to have a great time, not make a spectacle of yourself.
With good planning, you can ensure that your prom night is perfect and without any disappointments and mishaps.
You and your date or group will have a night to remember for all the right reasons.
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