Prom Checklist

A month or more before Prom:

  • How large your group is will affect transportation.
  • Browse online to get ideas. Does your prom have a theme? This may impact your choice of dress.
  • For girls, this may be influenced by what type of dress you choose, as well as any hair accessories and jewelry.
  • Check out carpool options with other parties.
  • Will you be getting ready with friends at someone's house, or prepping solo at home?
  • If you are part of a group, get a consensus of ;everyone's ;budget and meal ;preferences. Shop around for deals - some restaurants offer group discounts, or deals on special occasion parties.

A few weeks before Prom:

  • You'll want at least a few weeks for this, since you may change your mind or need alterations.
  • Make sure they are comfortable enough to be able to walk in for at least a few hours!
  • Bring pictures so your hair stylist knows what you want.
  • These can be done a day or two before the event to save time.
  • Getting take-out food and eating it before you prep is an alternative (and cheaper) dinner plan.
  • If hiring a driver, arrange all pickup/drop-off details and hours of service beforehand.
  • If you are going in a group, plan to meet at a location where everyone can take photographs.
  • Make sure you know where you'll be staying, whether at a hotel, your home, or a friend's house.

The Day of Prom

  • If you are getting a manicure/pedicure, get nails done first, then hair, ending with makeup.
  • Prep at your planned location, and finish off with any accessories.
  • Smile!
  • Make sure to bring enough money for the bill and tip.
  • Make sure you have your prom tickets and ID ready.

Dazzle in your dress, but don't forget the tickets! Prom season is finally here, but you need a plan to make sure things go smoothly. Make your prom night fuss-free and fun with our Prom checklist.

Tips

  • If your shoes are too uncomfortable for dancing, bring a pair of fancy flats you can change into.
  • Bring a small bag or purse with any makeup, hairspray or hair accessories you may need.
  • Bring a spare set of casual attire and footwear in case you want to change later on. (Midnight breakfast, anyone?)
  • If you're going somewhere else for the night, bring a bag with a change of clothes and any toiletries you may need.
  • If you are not renting a limo or party bus, ensure that you are making safe transportation arrangements. Always have a designated driver.
  • In addition to your cell phone, carry contact numbers of close family members or neighbors. If you want or need to leave your group, you should always have a safe alternative for getting home. Bring extra cash for cab or bus fare just in case.