Friday, March 22, 2019

Prom Planning Starts Now

Are you ready to crash the party at prom? This year, we’ll be hosting a Golden Gatsby Gala which the seniors have chosen. It will take place at the Jackson County Army Forces Reserve Center April 27. Junior and seniors will arrive to the Promenade, which is also known as our walk-in, at 7:15. Prom will start at 8 and end at 11 o’clock in the evening. Tickets will be sold the week prior for $30 each.

If you’re wondering what to wear, you’re about to find out! Prom usually has long dresses and tuxedos. It’s the real deal. However, it is not always the case. There are boys who wear nice shirt and pants instead of tuxedos and there are girls who wear short dresses rather than long. I would recommend a ball gown or a two piece, since it’s popular nowadays. Any color would be your choice. Everybody has a color that looks good on them the most so pick out something that fits your personality or eye color!

There are any places you can go shopping at if you haven’t gone. Don’t panic, there are still dresses out there and good deals. Dresses can be found at Barbie’s Formals in Milton, David’s Bridal and Macy’s in Charleston, or Gowntastic and Henri’s in Columbus. There are plenty of shops you can look for a dress and tuxedos. Evergreen Florist & Gift in Ripley is a local place you can go for tuxes. Men’s Warehouse in Charleston or Hornor & Harrison in Parkersburg are good places as well. 

Appointments are also very important if you need to get your hair cut or styled, nails painted, or makeup done. Mostly, girls are the ones who make these kind of appointments. Luckily, we have some really good spots in Ripley where you could book an appointment.

In Ripley, Head to Toes has all three services(hair, face, and nails). Tease Salon does hair. Le’s Hair and Nails Salon does really good acrylic nails. The Roane Jackson Technical Center cosmetology program might have offers for appointments. You would want to call first ahead to make sure they are available, to book an appointment, or ask any questions you have about their business or what they can do for you.

Don’t forget about dinner and pictures! You would want to have memories and it’s even better when they’re digital. It is preferred to take pictures before you go out to eat because you don’t feel as full later and you don’t wanna miss the sunset and have pictures in the dark. The Courthouse in Ripley is a popular place to take pictures at, as well as Cedar Lakes and Riverfront Park. Also, dinner is an important part in your day. Here in Ripley, we have Sorella’s, Las Trancas, Yacht Club, and fast food if you would like. You could spice things up by going Charleston or Parkersburg for nicer restaurants.

It is important to plan ahead of time and make sure you have appointments and time in between things you have to do in order to be ready for prom. You have five weeks until prom so you better get busy. You wouldn’t want to call in late and have the place be booked up then stress over it. Make sure you do your reservations and appointments ASAP. You don’t want to be late for anything and you also want to enjoy your day and night as you get ready and dance. Be safe and make wise decisions. Prom 2019 will be another one in the books!

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