It is remarkable how different one person is from another. We are each unique both physically and in our personalities. For example, your best friend may be excited and wound up for prom night. You, on the other hand, are already stressed and nervous, and not looking forward to it. It’s not that you don’t want to go because you do. It’s perhaps just not the sort of occasion you are comfortable at.
In truth it’s likely more girls feel the way you do than your best friend does! Prom is made into something special because it is a celebration of the end of the formative years of your life. This can lead to many girls – and boys – feeling that there are expectations of them that they fear they may fail to live up to. Let’s see how to make sure your prom night is a fun one!
Treat Prom as Just Another Dance
OK so we know what prom is all about, but is it really such a big deal? After all, it’s just another school dance with the same crowd! Nobody is expecting anything different from you – they simply expect to see you and enjoy your company! You don’t have to do anything special to impress anyone, so treat it as another night out and not something big and special.
Don’t Wear a Dress You’re Uncomfortable With
The prom dress – a garment that comes with many worries. You may have spent months looking for the perfect dress and now prom is just a few weeks away and you think you’ve made a mistake. Here’s the thing: there are girls who love wearing a dress that displays their cleavage, and those who like a short skirt to show off their legs. There are girls who enjoy revealing that little bit more, just to tease.
But that’s not you, and you now know the dress you have selected is over the top. Send it back and choose another. Or, just pick your familiar and favourite dress from your closet. The main thing here is that you feel within your comfort zone on prom night rather than being constantly worried that the guy sitting opposite can see up your skirt! Wear what you are comfortable with.
Stay with Your Circle of Friends
If you’re not a good mixer then stick with those you know. Let them lead the way and simply follow. It can be a daunting experience being in a hall with the entire year, and it might make you nervous. Remember, your friends know you well, you’ve been through years together, so they will make sure they know where you are. Don’t feel pressured to do what you don’t want to do, which brings us to the next point.
Don’t Dance if You Don’t Want To
Do you feel self-conscious dancing in a room full of people? The truth is most people do, so if you don’t want to dance you don’t have to. If a cute guy asks you and you still don’t want to, explain that you’re not up for dancing and offer him a seat – it’s not the dance he’s interested in, it’s you! Don’t do it if you don’t feel right doing it is the manta for prom night, and not just for dancing!
Feel Free to Take Some Time Out
Crowded, hot and noisy rooms can get the better of you so feel free to excuse yourself from the company and take a breather outside. A few minutes of solitude and fresh air will leave you feeling invigorated and ready to go back in. You may find one of your friends also need a time out so ask before you go. Many people take a break from a party so you’re not doing anything unusual.
Relax and Enjoy
Approaching prom it’s easy to get worked up: you think everyone expects you to be someone you’re not, you feel others will look better than you, and it starts to weigh on your shoulders quite heavily. If you read our tips again whenever you start to feel like this then you’ll remind yourself there are ways to enjoy the night, no matter how nervous you might be beforehand.
Prom is meant to be fun and we hope that by following the above tips and suggestions you can enjoy yours as much as possible, so on you go and destress, and enjoy one of the biggest nights of your life so far.