Things people don’t tell you about prom

Getting to look like this is a lot more complicated than you think.

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Getting to look like this is a lot more complicated than you think.

Isabel Platis, Staff Writer

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Every junior girl looks forward to her first prom towards the end of the school year. You imagine yourself in a stunning dress, perfect hair and makeup and a good looking date. You think you have everything planned out in your head up until a few weeks before prom when you realize you have no idea what you’re doing and you’re not nearly as prepared as you thought. Well, that’s my current situation at the moment, and let me tell you, it sucks.

First off, nobody tells you how hard it will be to find a dress. You imagine rows and rows of sequins and sparkles and all sorts of colors until you actually go dress shopping and realize the dresses are not what you imagined in your head. For those who can afford to go to the ridiculously overpriced boutiques and actually find rows and rows of dresses, well, good for you. But if you’re like me you most likely headed straight to Dillard’s where you were greeted with the sad truth that the selection of dresses is much smaller than you imagined and the ones you absolutely love also happen to be the ones sold at the expensive boutiques.

Next is the date issue. Those of you lucky gals who already have boyfriends you don’t have to worry about not being asked to prom. If you’re like me, though, you should probably worry. Trying to find a date is a lot harder than you think. Going with a guy friend may seem like the perfect idea until he asks you for advice on how he should “prompose” to someone who isn’t you. Looks like it’s time to cross his name off the list and move on to the next person.

Hair and makeup is the next biggie. If you’re an expert at both of those, then I truly commend you. I cannot do either for the life of me, so trying to make a hair appointment has been quite the struggle. Apparently other people have been on top of their game and booked appointments way in advance, so lucky for me every salon near me is completely booked unless I want my hair done at 8:00 in the morning, 10 hours before prom may I add. Now you have to worry about makeup. And I don’t know about you but I’ve never heard of or seen a place that does your makeup, so it still beats me on how that’s going to get done.

All this stress and preparation for one night is a little crazy if you think about it. But in the end, everyone wants to remember this perfect night for the rest of their life. And once you’re actually there, you’ll forget about all the chaos that came before prom.

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