It’s go time! You’re FINALLY asking that special someone to the biggest dance of the year. But, then what? Here’s the inside scoop on prom tips for guys, ranging from popping the prom question to choosing a prom after party, so you can create tons of memories that will last a lifetime!
The Big Ask
Once you have the perfect date for prom in mind, present an invitation they can’t refuse! Whether you hand deliver flowers with a special note attached or write “Will you go to prom with me?” on a giant banner displayed at school, do something Instagram-worthy that will catch their attention. Both you and your date will love kicking off the event with a memorable moment.
Coordinating Your Looks
Once you’ve gotten the “Yes!” moment out of the way, talk about your prom look with your date. Do you want to be funky, classic, quirky, red-carpet elegant, or sport your school colors? It’s all up to you!
Most prom dates pick out their outfits with each other in mind by coordinating the colors of tuxedo vests, ties, and pocket squares with dresses, corsages, and shoes. Play around with your favorite colors and share lots of pictures with each other while shopping for your formalwear. Posting to social media can also be a great way to get feedback as you build an outfit!
Booking Dance Lessons
If you’re nervous about dancing at the prom, arrange for beginner’s dance lessons a few weeks before the event. These can also be fun dates with your prom partner and will let both of you polish your moves before hitting the dance floor.
Purchasing a Corsage
Two weeks before the prom, ask your date about the color of her dress so you can coordinate a matching corsage. If she wants to keep her dress a surprise, choose a corsage in white or with the school colors to be safe. Order the corsage as soon as you know the colors and expect it to take a few days to a week to make before you can pick it up.
Cleaning Up Your Hairstyle
Get a new haircut or trim a week before the prom. Now is not the time to experiment with radically new styles, but a fresh haircut will look great on prom night.
Planning the Dinner
Your evening meal together can be as unique as you are. Some teens go to their favorite fast food restaurant all dolled up and dine on everyday pizza and tacos while others make reservations at the fanciest restaurant in town and splurge on a gourmet feast. Go wherever you’ll be the most comfortable and enjoy the meal. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to picking what food sounds good.
Rockin’ the After Party
Many schools host after-prom parties at the school itself or a local entertainment complex. Find out ahead of time what the dress code is for the after party. Most teens change out of their formal wear for this part of the night. For a sharp look, pair your tux jacket with jeans and party the whole night long in style!
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