Clothing, flowers, reservations highlight Prom to-do list

Eli McDaniel | social media editor

Prom is right around the corner, with April 2 being less than two weeks away! Here is a to-do list before the big day:

Acquire a Prom date 

Junior and Seniors are invited, but students can bring either an underclassman or someone from another school. If you bring an out-of-school date, you must sign them up in the office. They must be at least a freshman in high school or less than 21 years old.

Get a sweet outfit 

Figure out what color and style you and your date want to match. The best places to get affordable dresses would be Dillards, David’s Bridal or any small local dress shop. Some of the best places to get a tuxedo would be Golden Tuxedo, Men’s Wearhouse, or also Dillards. You definitely want to go shopping in the next two weeks. The longer you wait, the harder it is to find an outfit in the size you want. Wherever you go, make sure you call ahead and make an appointment. 

Find corsages & boutonnieres 

You can go to many places to find both a corsage or boutonniere, but we have a local connection, Deb Swenson, who every year offers to make them for students. Jeanne Parry sent out an email that can lead you to Deb’s Google form. 

Sign-up for everything

Aside from registering an out-of-school date, you must register a few other things. You must RSVP for you and your date, which is also in your email. The deadline for RSVP was March 11, so check with the office if you missed it. If you and your date are attending After Prom, stop by the office and pick up the two waiver forms.

Make a Hair or Nails appointment

For all the men and women who need to make appointments, make sure you schedule well in advance. The last thing you want for the big dance is a bad hair day.

Make a dinner reservation

Since there is no dinner served at the dance, attendants should go out to dinner in between pictures at the courthouse and the dance. Courthouse pictures start at 4 p.m., so you can leave by 5 p.m. for dinner and the promenade starts at 7 p.m. If you’re going out to eat, make sure you have a reservation. Just give you and your date enough time to eat and then make it to Newbury in time. 

Obtain a sick ride 

When dates are rolling up to the promenade, they will normally pull up in style. Make sure you get a car or ride lined up for the big day. You could arrive in your flat bed country truck or a sick low rider. The choice is yours. Even if it’s your everyday car, maybe toss out the empty coffee cups and vacuum the seat for your hot date.

WHS Prom 2022

“Putting on the Ritz”

Saturday, April 2

Newbury Hall, Paxico

Courthouse pictures at 4 p.m.

Promenade at 7 p.m.

Prom 8-10:30 p.m.

After Prom 11:15-3 a.m.

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