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Have You Started Getting Ready For Prom Season?

Posted on 17th Mar, 2017 by Jackie Jolliffe

have you started getting ready for prom season

We know what you’re thinking: your prom isn’t until the summer. That’s ages away – why are we worrying about it now? Well, when it comes to big events like your prom, preparation is key. It’s never nice to find out that everyone’s prepared months in advance and you’re the last one scrambling with plans for dress and transport. Transport’s one thing, but first thing’s first! Apart from hiring a limo, we’ve compiled a quick checklist to help you get ahead of the curve.

Lads – What You’ll Need To Sort Out

boy in tuxedo

  1. Your suit and shoes

Always the one to get sorted first, how you’ll look on the day is all to do with how well your suit fits. If you can, get it tailored; it’s a guarantee that it’ll suit your body shape and style exactly. If you can’t get it tailored for whatever reason though, don’t worry, it’s not a requirement. Ultimately, just make sure that you’re happy when you look in the mirror, and you’ll be golden on the night. If you’re not totally convinced, get a friend, sibling (or if you’re feeling brave, your mum) to cast a critical eye over it – they may well spot the very thing that’s been bothering you. Your shoes should be given equal attention and priority, as it would be a shame to spend all that time and effort on your suit to have the effect spoiled by shabby or scruffy footwear.

  1. A boutonniere

“A what?” you might be asking, and don’t worry – you wouldn’t be the only one. A boutonniere is basically a flower or similar flourish that goes in your buttonhole. It’s totally up to individual taste, and if you’re going with a date it’s definitely worth consulting with them first; if you’re going as a pair, the girl is probably going to have at least a minor say over your manner of dress. Accept it, and move on. (Of course, in all seriousness, a boutonniere is still completely optional. Often looks smart, though!) Actually, that leads us nicely to…

  1. Your date

It’s not taboo for girls to ask out boys to the prom, no matter what some people say. Having said that, it’s still true that many girls will be waiting to be asked, rather than do the asking themselves, so you need to judge that moment carefully. Pay attention to when the requests start to happen amongst your mates, and if in doubt, just go for it. After all, preparation is the main point we’re trying to stress, and no woman begrudges a man who falls on the right side of being organised.

Girls – How To Prepare

girls prom dress

  1. Dress and shoes

Like the boys, how you’ll be dressed on the day itself should be a priority, especially if the dress you have your eye on requires a bit of saving first. You may have a better idea of how you want to look than some of the boys do, but if you’re not, that’s OK! Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends and family – they might have their own ideas about what looks amazing on you, and it’s always possible that you’ll agree. While we’re talking about shoes, don’t forget to choose a pair of flats for standby. Those heels might look awesome on you, but they’ll become uncomfortable after the first few hours, so definitely make sure you’re ready to switch at a moment’s notice.

  1. Hair and Nail Appointments

Another major part of your appearance, book your hair and nail appointments as early as you can. Trust us when we say that there will be a lot of other ladies jostling for the most convenient spots, so make sure to get yours in quick! If you’re lucky enough to be able to get one mere minutes away from when you have to be at the venue, don’t forget to give yourself plenty of time to get from the salon to your transport. After all that effort, it’d be a shame to miss the limo!

Don’t Forget Your Essentials

Whether you’re a bloke or a lass, there are a few key things to take with you that you’ll always need:

  • Your prom ticket (obviously!)
  • Your ID card or provisional licence
  • Gum or mints – just to be on the safe side

Ladies, it might be a good idea to pack some lipstick as well, just in case it gets smudged on the night. Also, it’s never a bad idea to co-ordinate your plans with friends. Where are you going to go after the prom? Are you going to be getting changed? What’s everyone else doing?

Finally, and here’s the big one: how are you going to get there? Well, call us biased, but for something as important as prom, we think hiring a limo is nigh-on essential. So essential, in fact, that we’ve devoted an entire blog post to it – stay tuned to see it here next week!

If you can’t wait until then, or you’ve already got everything sorted (well done you!), you can browse our range of Hummer limos for hire on our website. Personally, we’d recommend our white Chrysler limo, otherwise known as the Baby Bentley – there are few other modes of transport quite so good at turning heads and dropping jaws!

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