Hello Hello!! Today I will be giving you some tips that will help you get ready for your prom! Things that I did and things I wish I did and/or didn't do☻. Let's get started...
☑ Do bring a camera or cell phone with a good camera
An old photo of my bestie & I
You can see in the photo above which one is the better photo. Both were taken with cellphones indoors at a restaurant. Of course, if you bring a camera the photos will turn out much better. If your cell phone takes great photos no need to bring both. Just make sure that whatever you bring has flash for indoors. Takes lot's of pictures! It's your prom, make it a night of memories with photos to look back on with friends at your 10 year reunion. Oh and don't forget to back them up as well. I lost all of my photos when my old laptop died , so I don't have any photos from my prom except for the ones the photographer took.
☑ Do bring a mini-mergency kit + touch up make-up
Minimergency kit is from Pinchprovisions.com
The mini-mergency is not a must have because it may or may not come in handy. However, just having it there would be a good idea. You can probably find one at Ross for $3-5 in the beauty section. If you can't find one or the price is a bit up there, you can just make your own. Most mini-kits include: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lipbalm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, Shemergency tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, and an adhesive bandage.
Bringing touch up makeup will help keep you look flawless. Example, powder and lip products will come in handy for those prom photos. Many people go on the dance floor and just wait till the line dies down or they just wait in line for the photos to get it over with. You will probably sweat and get oily while dancing as well, a blotting powder or sheet will fix that right up. Don't forget your lash glue! You never know when those little suckers will start loosening up at the corners and fall off!
☑ Do bring a bag with a strap
All clutches shown above are from Sammydress.com
I recommend bringing a bag that has an optional strap. This way you will have your purse with you at all times. DO NOT leave it unattended. I say this because I know many people that thought their stuff was safe and in the end some of their items were stolen. A fold over clutch will hold more items =). If you're bag doesn't come with a strap you can just make your own chain strap.
If your prom location is somewhere you have never been to before and someone is driving, be sure to Google the location beforehand. Even if they do know where they're going, I say have your navigation on anyway. My partner at the time of my prom said he knew where and how to get to the location (we also had 2 other cars following us) and we got lost. Everyone was quite annoyed and we got there later than expected. So just have the location on your phone or printed out to save you some time. This is the fool-proof way to not get lost and to get to your prom on time.
This is a MUST DO. Testing out your makeup and hair will be another life saver for your prom. You can try out many different looks and hair styles. Just be sure to take photos of each one at different angles. Then you can take a look at them and choose the look you like the most. This is another step that will help you look flawless during your prom. Doing a trial run will also give you an indication of how long it will take you to get ready. This way you will be able to give yourself the proper amount of time to get ready on the actual day of prom.
Enjoy your prom and avoid drama if possible. Prom should be about spending time with your friends and having fun. Just enjoy the night, be yourself and have fun!