A Lady’s Advice for Prom
From the fancy dresses, the high heels, the perfect hair and make-up, along with a great night full of fun, Prom is something that most girls look forward to during high school.
But, something about senior Prom, and it being my last high school dance, I want this night to be extra special.
I had always thought that I possessed good manners, but it turns out that I needed a little Prom etiquette refresher before my last formal dance.
When I heard about my opportunity to meet with Catherine Webster, AKA “Mrs. Manners,” there was no way I could pass this up.
As it turns out, I learned there are certain expectations as to how a girl should properly act on prom night.
I learned many valuable lessons talking to Webster, in which a few of the ones I found most important, I will share.
While planning for Prom, always ask your date for their opinions on where to eat or take pictures.
No phones at the dinner table, it comes off rude and disrespectful to those with whom you are eating.
With that, a ladies purse should never go on the table. It can hang off the back of the chair or be placed on the ground.
Do not chew gum while walking out at Grand March. It just looks bad.
It does not hurt to give your date a compliment, as it makes him feel more confident.
Always accept kindness from your date and be receptive, even if it is not wanted.
Most importantly, have a good time and enjoy your evening.
Along with these tips, I also learned how to properly dance with my date.
You can catch me on Prom night showcasing the fox trot, the waltz and the chacha.
I am not quite ready to be on Dancing with the Stars, but Prom will be a good test of my newly acquired skills.
Webster stresses that being polite and kind will make your night one to remember.
All these little tips will sure prepare me for my senior Prom night that I am looking forward to.