RELATIONSHIP ADVICE: PROM EDITION

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RELATIONSHIP ADVICE: PROM EDITION

It’s that time of year again. Girls are looking for dresses and guys are stressing about asking those girls.

That’s right. Prom. April 13. We either love it or hate it. No in between.

This edition is going to be for those who love prom and for those who want to make memories.

The haters and lazy bums will have to wait.

No I am not going to talk about asking people, there is going to be a Boy vs. Girl take on that by Kenadee and Holden.(See related story)

I am going to cover the details. What to do, where to go, what to wear and with whom to go.

For those of you who don’t already know; Prom will be April 13, and as far as I know, the location has not been decided.

Let’s start with who to go with. You can either go with a friend (make sure you both think of it as that), your significant other, someone who you want to be your significant other or a group of friends. I don’t recommend just going by yourself. It is not fun and puts pressure on other people to come and socialize with you, spoiling their own plans.

After you decide you want to go, you need to figure out what to wear.

For girls: Either buy your dress in person or online. For in person you can probably find a couple places in Billings. For online there is www.simplydresses.com and www.promgirl.com. Those are the cheap websites that have good reliable dresses. Of course there are places like Jovani or Sherri Hill, but those are more expensive but gosh those dresses are gorgeous.

For guys: You boys can rent suits at Rayven’s Flowers and Gifts, and at the Village Shoppe in Cody. Guys typically match the girl. It can be as simple as a tie or bowtie to matching shirt, vest or cummerbund.

If you are going as a couple, discuss corsages and boutonnieres. A couple good places to get those are Rayven’s Flowers and Gifts and McGlathery’s Back Porch Designs. You can talk about what they will look like together but I would not recommend just telling the girl to decide while the guy pays for it. That is just awkward overall.

Oh, and since it is typically juniors and seniors who go to prom, you guys will probably need a refresher on dancing. It would be a good idea to either look up YouTube videos or ask someone you know to teach you some moves.

Now for the day of. Ya’ll are prepping in your own way. Whether that be by going to a salon or just rolling out of bed and showering. We all have to go through the Prom prep.

Now what to do for dinner. We all have to eat and most couples or groups get together and go to dinner somewhere. I recommend a nicer place for Prom.

In Powell there is WyoWest Brewery, Millstone, Pepe’s and El Tapatio. For Cody there is the Irma, Millstone, Shiki (sushi), Zapata’s, Cassie’s, Proud Cut and Bubba’s Bar-B-Que.

Again be sure to discuss this all before the day of and be sure to make reservations. Also discuss what you all will be wearing before so you will know if people will need to change.

Another thing. Make sure parents can take pictures of you before the dance so if the pictures you pay for turn out crappy (or if you don’t want to pay big bucks) you can still have the memory. Plan where you will take them and who all will be there. Some cool places to take photos are in town along a brick wall, on a bridge somewhere, in your backyard or just like your favorite place.

Now for the walking across the stage bit.

There is a tradition that couples walk across the auditorium stage, do a little skit thing, get their picture taken and then walk off. It’s called the Grand March.

Here are some ideas for what to do:

  • Do a fancy twirl and dip
  • Do a sports themed thing
    • Basketball
    • Baseball
    • Soccer
    • Track
  • Do a cute couply thing
    • Kiss on cheek or forehead
    • Pretend they are lost and search for them. Finally find them.
  • Stand there awkwardly and then run off the stage
  • Hobby themed one
    • Fishing
    • Lasso dance move
    • Video Games
    • Stand there with a book and don’t look at the camera

Dance time.

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT abandon your date. THIS IS EXTREMELY RUDE AND I WILL PERSONALLY HUNT YOU DOWN AND END YOU.

Boogy your pants off. Don’t be a wallflower and just hide in the corner. Be goofy. be weird. It’s a dance. Dancing is just moving your body haphazardly to music. There is no such thing as “perfect” dancing.

Now for the couple songs. The swing dances. The slow dances. This is where the research you totally did beforehand comes in handy. Just remember to have fun.

Now for afterwards.

Some people do after-parties. If you go to one, be safe. No drugs. No alcohol. Better yet just go home and sleep.

I hope you all have a fun and safe time before, during and after Prom.

Reminder: if any of you need relationship advice just comment below and I will respond back as soon as possible.

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