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Peyton O’Connor ‘20 is trying on prom dresses in early February. Going to prom as a junior, she says, “it should be a fun experience and make planning for next year easier.”

Peyton O’Connor ‘20 is trying on prom dresses in early February. Going to prom as a junior, she says, “it should be a fun experience and make planning for next year easier.”

Shannon O'Connor

Peyton O’Connor ‘20 is trying on prom dresses in early February. Going to prom as a junior, she says, “it should be a fun experience and make planning for next year easier.”

Shannon O'Connor

Shannon O'Connor

Peyton O’Connor ‘20 is trying on prom dresses in early February. Going to prom as a junior, she says, “it should be a fun experience and make planning for next year easier.”

Josie Farwell, Staff Writer

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How early is too early to start thinking about prom? With prom set for May 17, many girls have already bought their prom dresses. A lot of planning has to go into prom: who you’re going with, how you’re getting there, and what you’re doing afterwards. Here at HB, a popular senior opinion is that the juniors who are attending Senior Prom shouldn’t even start planning until at least April.

“It’s hard for girls because prom dresses are such a huge thing, but I would say you shouldn’t start thinking about prom until at least February,” says Joe Messina ‘19. Shopping for prom dresses can be a long process, so girls have started as early as December, five months before prom. Messina said he is going for something unique when it comes to tuxedo shopping: “I have begun to look around for what I could possibly wear,” he says. “I’ve worn some funky suits in the past — floral, all pink, etcetera —  so I’m looking to keep the trend going.”

Steph Menard ‘19 has gotten her dress already, but “only because [she] had the opportunity to get it for free. If [she] didn’t have that opportunity [she] wouldn’t have gotten it until April.” Menard thinks it’s way too early to start thinking about prom, “especially for juniors.”

Prom can either be a big deal or just another Friday night. Depending on how long some have been looking forward to it, people start thinking about prom as early as freshman year — maybe not the logistics, but definitely the idea of it. So, when is too early to start thinking about prom? Apparently any time before February, according to most.

 

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Josie Farwell ‘20 is a new staff writer and she is excited to start writing for journalism as writing is one of her favorite subjects. She plays lacrosse...

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