The date is in the diary and the prom dress has been bought, the hair appointment has been booked and the make-up artist has been arranged. It’s time for one of the biggest nights of the year. But with a prom comes the etiquette and the guidelines that should be adhered to.
Don’t wait until the day leading up to the dance to ask your date out. You will need to give them adequate time to prepare, especially girls who will have to go out dress shopping, and that takes time. It’s perfectly acceptable for both boys and girls to request the company of each other.
Leave your phone in your bag
With the rise in use of phones, it may be best to keep your phone in your pocket or handbag to avoid the urge to text and call friends in the middle of what is a very special event. It would be rude to direct your attention elsewhere on prom night.
Be mannerly toward everyone you meet because acting disrespectfully will earn you a reputation that you can do without. Use correct table manners during a meal and always wait until everyone at the table is served before beginning to eat.
Dressing appropriately for the occasion is paramount. A prom is formal and boys are required to dress smartly and that means wearing a tuxedo. If you don’t own a tux, you can easily rent one. Fashionistas keen to get their hands on perfect prom dresses can shop at a range of retailers including https://www.axparis.com/collections/prom-dresses.
Be careful when photographing those attending the prom
According to Spirit FM, a student has launched a charity aiming to help make the prom a special night for teenagers in care. Dresses and Dreams provides gowns to girls who would not otherwise be able to afford them.
Be mindful while snapping photographs of friends. Refrain from photographing people who may have got themselves into embarrassing situations, as this is simply disrespectful. It will not look good on social media and it may create enemies which is not what you want.
Finally, at the end of the evening, remember to say thank you to the organisers and hosts. Thank your accompanying partner for sharing the evening with you, and bear in mind any curfews laid down by parents of your partner or friend group.