When to plan for prom?

Prom here at Highland is in about 8 weeks, on Friday, May 6th, at the Landmark Center downtown St. Paul. This year the theme of our prom is “Great Gatsby.”

When’s the right time to look for your dress? Your tux? Find your date?

In my opinion, if you know you are going for sure then it’s definitely not too early to be planning for prom. If you aren’t sure if you’re going this year, then you still have a lot of time to make your plans, just make sure you have enough time; planning last minute is never a great idea and will most likely cause you to be stressed out because of so much you have to do in such a little amount of time.

urjKYSncjJ_Nude_Beaded_Halter_Ball_GownGirls, the sooner you get your dress, the more options you have when choosing your dress. It’s not too early to find your date either. It’s good if you know who you’re going with, so girls when you’re shopping for your dress who can try to accommodate the colors with your date’s preference as well.

Making hair appointments now would also be a great idea because around the time of prom your salon will most likely be getting packed with hair appointments.

If you’re wanting to get in better shape, or possibly tan for prom, it’s never too early to hit up the gym or tanning salon to get the best results for prom. Now that does mean you might change sizes, so if your plan is to lose/gain weight for prom maybe you’d prefer to wait it out a little longer to get sized for your dress.

UnknownBoys, you don’t have nearly as much to do as us girls. Getting a tux isn’t as hard as picking out a dress. Usually, teen boys who only wear a tux occasionally will rent their tux for prom.

Maybe, you would like to get in better shape for prom, it’s never too early to go to the gym. Of course then you could still pick out your style and colors of your tux, but sizing, you might grow or change sizes so maybe you would want to wait it out to get sized for your tux.

It’s not too early to ask a girl to go to prom with you. Girls that are already wanting to plan for prom now are probably worried about not having a date. You should try and plan out who you are wanting to go with, considering the boys usually ask girls.

I asked 5 boys and 5 girls if they think it’s too early to start planning for prom, and if so why is it too early in their opinion.

4 out of 5 of the boys said it’s too early. The one boy who said it’s not too early is the only one out of the 5 who has a set date already. The other 4 said it’s too early simply because prom is too far away and they don’t need to worry about it yet. They have more than enough time to get everything together that they need.

3 out of 5 girls said it is too early to plan for prom, but 2 out of those 3 said if they knew they were going for sure they would be planning this early, but they don’t have dates yet and don’t want to go as a single to prom this year. The other one said it’s too early because there’s plenty of time. They don’t think they need to start planning until a month or even a few weeks ahead of time, and “What if I get fatter or skinnier?” she said.

There are many pro’s and con’s on planning ahead for prom. You will have more than enough time to make sure your plans are set and ready, and you will have many more options if you plan now. Plus, if you get your prom tickets early, usually they go on sale the middle of April, your ticket will be cheaper.

If you plan now though, things might not go as planned as well, you might change sizes and have to get your dress hemmed or change sizes last minute, and your choice of style might change. Also, your date might not follow through and you might have to find a last minute date.

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