Prom season preparations: How early is too early?
Prom is an event RHS seniors, juniors, and even a select few underclassmen look forward to all year. With junior prom almost four months away and senior prom two weeks after, you’d think there was still a month or so before students began preparing but low and behold, this week sparked the beginning of prom season.
The photos popping up on everyone’s timeline of beautiful dresses can make any prom-going girl feel anxious and rushed, but who has the real advantage here? Sure, their dresses are beautiful and there’s no doubt a huge weight fell off their back when they hung them in their closet, but taking additional time to find the right dress for you is nothing to be ashamed of. Think of it this way, the more you look, the greater chance you have of finding a great deal because let’s face it, you’re more likely to spend a fortune on an impulse buy than when you explore your options.
Although you have time, don’t think there’s no reason to prepare early for prom. Hair and makeup appointments become scarce at local salons, tanning beds become completely booked, and alterations for prom dresses can take a while. My advice? Follow this timeline for prom and you’ll be set for the big event.
Spend February and March searching for the perfect dress. You should find one you love by April. Then, spend April booking appointments and getting a tanning package — these usually last one month so get it one month before the big date. Get everything booked by May. Believe me, once spring comes the last thing you’ll want to do is stress.