I can't believe that I went to my first prom ELEVEN years ago. That's crazy to me. I went to prom my freshman year, sophomore year, two my junior year, and one my senior year. FIVE proms in FOUR years.
|Linking up with Pamela and Tamara|
Where I went to school, prom was a BIG deal. Whether, it being having an expensive dress or taking a limo to prom, you went all out. I always bought my dresses at the same store (Pageant/Prom/Wedding store). Out of the risk of sounding tacky, I won't tell you how much I paid for each of them (well, my mom). Let's just say, they were expensive. After all, they were at a store that sold strictly pageant dresses, as well as prom and wedding dresses.You do the math.
Plus, you didn't have to worry about people buying the same dress as you. Once you bought it, the style and color of the dress was registered in your name, so no one else could buy it. I believe that is how it worked.
One of my favorite things was the "Prom March," where every couple makes an appearance, when there name is called. Loved it!
My freshman year, I was dating a guy at a different school, who was a junior, so I went to his prom. It was such a BIG deal to go to prom as a freshman.
The guy that I was dating my freshman year were still dating my sophomore year, so I went to his senior prom. I broke up with him on October 31, 2002. Haha. I know, Halloween and the fact that I remember.
During junior year, I was selected to be on prom committee (since I was one of the top people that sold the most of something or whatever). So, I got to help pick out the decorations, songs, theme, etc. In my opinion, the theme and decorations were so much better than the senior prom that the juniors put on for us. I can't remember the exact theme, but I remember that we bought some of the most expensive keepsakes and decorations (from that prom book that high schools get to buy their stuff from). The song that we chose for the "Prom song" was "Wild Blue Night," from Summer Catch.
Anyway, my junior year, I got stood up. Super embarrassing. It's okay though, because I really didn't like the guy all that much anyway (Seriously. Not just saying that). However, the unexpected happened...
|The "other" prom. Still 2003|
On the bright side (I guess you could say that), while at my prom, I did get asked to another prom at another school. How did that happen, I don't know? I guess I know...I was asked. Haha. I wasn't expecting it all. I won't go into the details, but I did go to the other prom. Junior year for the other prom happens to be my second favorite prom dress.
My senior year, I went with one of my friends, who happened to be my date for previous dances (Homecoming, especially). I loved my senior prom. I loved my dress (It was my favorite), my hair, and my makeup. Some people said that was the best they had ever seen me look. I didn't know whether to take that as a compliment or an insult. I mean, did I look like shit the other 174 days they saw me? I'm thinking so. Even looking back on these pictures, senior year prom is my favorite.
I know some people looking back on prom are embarrassed of what they wore. I'm not. Now, don't get me wrong. I really don't like my hair for my freshman, sophomore, or junior prom (blue dress). My hair for the other prom that I went to, during my junior year was my second favorite, since I wore it half up and half down. What is with me wearing my hair up? I guess it was the style of the dress, and it just fit better. I absolutely hate wearing my hair up now. Ugh. Anywho, I love each one of my dresses. Each were unique, sequined, and stood out. Totally what I wanted.
Nowadays, I see prom dresses in stores (Macys, Dillards, etc) and they aren't what they used to be. I don't know if it where I lived, or being in the South, or what. I love the slit, ruffles, skin, sequins, and pageant looking dresses. Just about all my dresses were in Teen or Seventeen Prom or whatever those books were called. Haha.
After each prom that I went to, there was something called "Project Prom" (except we would go out to eat after prom and then change for project prom). You stayed all night where it was held (usually the school). There was inflatables, games, food, movies, etc. I guess it was to deter people to not drink or drive or get a hotel room. Each was sort of fun looking back on it.
I love getting dressed up. Too bad that there isn't anything like this in the "real world." Maybe on New Year's or maybe at my 10 year high school reunion (Nahh... most likely not going to that). Haha.
Did you go to prom? If so, how was your experience? If not, do you regret it?