Time flies so fast. Homecoming will be happening soon, and there’s yet so many things to do! Unlike prom, you have less time to prepare. If you want to make the most of one of this year’s most important events and ensure you’ll have a blast, you will do well to start planning now. So here are some simple steps to get ready for homecoming.
Homecoming is an annual tradition of high schools and colleges, wherein the alumni would visit their old stomping grounds and the entire school gets to participate in different activities and even competitions. This weeklong event culminates in the most awaited homecoming dance, which will be held either within the school or off-campus.
It’s already September and by this time, you should have an idea of the styles you like, but a search on the Internet might bring you up to date on the latest trends. From there, you should figure out how far you want to go. Remember, other occasions are coming up so you might want to pace yourself. Here are some important things to consider as you make your choices.
The first thing you need to know before you start putting items in your cart is how much money you want to spend. Remember, there are more things to consider than just the dress. Think about everything from accessories down to underwear. Then give yourself a hard limit.
The goal is to look your best, not to look like someone else. If you already know what kind of styles work best for you, then you have an advantage. It is an excellent idea to do your research online.
There is an incredible selection of homecoming dress shops online. Pick an outfit that emphasises your best assets but try to keep it classy too. You will be glad you did.
3. Accessories and Makeup:
Once you have the dress you love, it is time to finish the look. You are not going to the opera, so use the jewellery to enhance the overall effect; less is more.
For your makeup, this is the time to bring your A-game. There is no reason not to practice some of your ideas ahead of time. Find something you like online and make it your own. Homecoming is an opportunity to go all out.
Unless you plan on doing your hair yourself, it is never too early to book your hair appointment. You don’t want to find out too late that your stylist is booked.
5. Test Drive:
It’s always good to be sure. If you have all your pieces together, try everything together, your shoes, handbag, makeup, and dress. Walk around in it, take pictures and show your bestie. If you are comfortable, you are golden. If not, you have time to make changes.
Homecoming is going to be a prominent feature in your memories later. Take lots of pictures and document your look, and your friends as well. The photos will be more important as years go by.
If you don’t like dancing or have no confidence in your ability, you still should do at least one dance for posterity. All you need to do is copy what you see around you and be chill.
If you like, you can practice ahead of time and work on some simple moves that will get you through. If you look like you’re having fun, that’s all that matters.
These are a few of the key things you should plan on to get ready for homecoming. You would want to ensure you look flawless and photo-ready. Having a checklist of to-dos would help you be less jittery and instead be more excited as you count the days to the big event.
Homecoming is meant to be fun. It’s always best to know what works best for you so you can be confident in your choices. When you have everything prepared, you can simply enjoy everything being your lovely self.
However, you have to be open to the idea that things may still not go perfectly as planned, and that’s still okay. In fact, you most likely may not going to get everything right, and someone will always do it better. The important thing is to be happy with who you are and go out and have some fun.
Lots of young ladies still manage to have a fun and memorable homecoming dance despite not winning homecoming queen. They wake up the next day with big smiles on their faces, replaying the wonderful event in their minds and even sharing experiences with their friends.
They would be looking back to the event for years to come and if you are among those who made the right choices for their look, you would be remembered as among those who made the event even more memorable and beautiful.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be remembered as one of the best looking and best dressed ladies at the homecoming dance?