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"But it's only the beginning of March!!"
We hear you, but you have to trust us, gentlemen: if at all possible please don't wait until the last minute to get your suit, tux and gear for Prom season 2023. The sooner you start planning, the more fun you're going to have planning, executing and attending your prom.
Are you going to your prom AND a prom at another school? Some guys and girls do, and that means even more planning and logistics.
So take a deep breath and get excited. Here are some basic guidelines, fellas, and if nothing else, stop by Bridal Traditions and let us hook you up!
The Basics for guys going to prom
First, you need to decide if you're going as a group or if you need to secure your date. The promposal has become a big deal, but you can always play it cool. There's nothing wrong with an old school approach.
Next, what arrangements do you need to make?
Do you need to buy tickets to your prom?
Will you need to make the dinner reservations, or are you arranging a picnic or group pre-prom party?
Do you want to rent a limo or set up transportation for you and your date?
Consider your budget for all of these items and get started making the reservations.
AND THEN GET ORGANIZED AROUND WHAT YOU WANT TO WEAR! And here is the good news: prom rentals for guys are a quick turnaround process. If we know what you need, we can get it ordered and have it ready in time for your evening. Because these tuxes and suits are being worn, cleaned and returned, you cannot expect to have yours hanging in your closet weeks in advance.
Rent or Buy?
It's still the question for most grooms but prom goers usally want to rent. If you are a senior in high school and consider a suit an investment, you may want to buy. Most guys just want to rent something that can wear and return.
What to Wear
Tuxedos are still considered prom style, but black, blue, gray or even tan suits are becoming more popular at prom.
What do you like to wear?
What do you feel great in?
Not sure? Worry not!!
Via our website, Bridal Traditions can help you build your look! Check it out!
Coordinating Attire for Prom
This isn't just about your tie matching her gown. You will want to talk to your date about other ways to coordinate. It can be with attire, with flowers, with socks, with matching or coordinated jewelry or with some other fun form a flair. Talk to your date and companions and check out out selection of all those accessories as well.
Treat your Attire well.
Do not go off roading in a dune buggy during your prom in that suit. You will regret it. Have fun, but treat it as though you were prepared to buy it. Rental companies know that stains happen at dinner, but don't be a slob. Return your rented attire before the deadline, please.
The bottom line: start planning, and when you know what you want to wear, come see us. We can guide you through the process. Don't worry if you just have a week to get your suit plan together. WE'VE GOT YOU!