Just like a wedding, it’s never start too early in your prom planning. Studies show that most prom planning takes place in the last week of April and first two weeks of May in preparation for a June prom; however, there are some things that must be taken care of long before April.
At least six months out:
• Select a prom date and secure your event location.
• Decide on a prom theme.
• Choose and order your prom favors.
• Hire a DJ or band.
• Purchase prom decorations.
• Design and buy prom invitations.
• Start fundraising for any additional prom surprises.
At least three – four months before prom,
• Delegate prom members to set-up and clean-up groups.
• Order prom royalty items and plan the crowning ceremony.
• Ask for teacher volunteers to chaperone.
About one month before the prom,
• Confirm dates with venue and DJ/band and all orders that haven’t yet been received.
• Sell prom tickets.
One week before,
• Gather and build all decorations that can be moved when assembled.
• Confirm guest count.
• Review and pay any invoices that have yet to be paid.
• Purchase snacks and drinks for the event.
On the day of prom, the prom set-up group should be transporting any remaining decorations and hanging everything. The clean-up group should be prepared to stay after prom is over to perform their duties before going to the after prom.
No matter how much planning you do, nothing is perfect, and something is bound to go wrong. The most important thing of all is that everyone has fun, so try not to stress too much!