by Haley Tomasso
In September, the Facebook dress page was already up and running. Girls were sending photos of their dresses to ensure that no one was matching. Guys, on the other hand, were beginning to plan promposals and prom-house groups.
It’s now eight months later, and the big day is now here. But after so many months—and, let’s be honest, years—of planning, is this whole concept of prom being overdone? Between promposals, prom house, arranging tables, and the dress page many seniors are done with prom and cannot wait for it to be over.
“It’s supposed to be fun, but all the little details that go into planning out something that is only four hours is absolutely insane,” said senior Paige Venturino.
Added senior Rebecca Smoot: “I think that the idea of prom is really overhyped.”
Although the thought of prom makes every senior excited, some have been focusing on other things. “I was looking forward to the second half of the year where you have decided on a college and you can finally relax for awhile,” senior Eric Storms said. “I was more looking forward to that than prom.”
Every high school girl dreams of having the perfect dress to wear to prom, but having to find one is easier said than done. That’s what makes prom dresses perhaps the most stressful part of this experience. Although the Facebook page does prevent most dress repeats, many girls post their dresses so early that they end up changinging it as the year goes on.
Senior Lauren Fernandez said that shopping for a dress was the most stressful part of prom. “It could be overwhelming with the amount of choices,” she said. “Everything starts to look the same. Your body fits into different brands differently.”
Now that prom has arrived, senior Sarah Slavin advises her classmates to just enjoy. “Emphasize on having fun,” Slavin said. “It is a one-time event you are going to think about when you’re older and say, ‘Oh my god, prom was so much fun.’ You’re not going to look back and say how bad you looked in each picture. You don’t need to stress the little stuff.”