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Ladies Prom Dos, Don'ts, and Prom Etiquette:
Prom Do use words like please and thank you.
Prom Do use the proper silverware. Usually you start using the outside fork and work your way in.
Prom Don't use the wrong bread plate.
Prom Do turn your salad fork upside down on the salad plate when you are finished.
Prom Do turn your coffee cup upside down if you do not want any coffee.
Prom Do put your napkin on your lap. Especially to keep from spilling on your prom dress.
Prom Don't put your napkin on the table until you are finished eating.
Prom Do place your napkin on the back of your chair if you are leaving to use the ladies room.
Prom Do wear a wrap or shawl over a strapless dress.
Prom Don't wear rings over your gloves.
Prom Do wear your bracelet over your gloves.
Prom Do remove your gloves during dinner.
Prom Don't remove your gloves at any other time than dinner.
Prom Don't spray hairspray anywhere other than the bathroom.
Prom Do make all entrances with your date.
Prom Don't walk ahead of or behind your date.
Prom Do wear body glitter so you sparkle during your grand march.
Prom Do drink eight glasses of water a day to prevent bloating and flushing out of your system.
Prom Do follow the head waiter to your table with your date behind you.
Prom Don't drink and drive.
Prom Do go to prom with a date who will pull out your chair at dinner.
Prom Don't refresh your lipstick more than one time at the table.
Prom Do reserve using your powder in the ladies room only.
Prom Do reserve the first and last dance for your date.
Prom Don't forget to tell your date how handsome he looks.
Prom Do go with the girls to prom if you don't have a date. Think of it this way, "less stress".
Prom Do dance with others at your prom dance when asked however, do not abandon your date the entire night.
Prom Do be on time. Don't keep your nervous prom date waiting.
Prom Do be the first person your date sees when he knocks on the door.
Prom Don't forget your dates boutonniere.
Prom Do wear your best smelling perfume (but don't O.D. on it)
Prom Don't fish for compliments.
Prom Do accept compliments with a polite 'thank you' (rather than a I don't think so).
Prom Don't say anything you'll regret in the morning.
Prom Do try on all prom dresses, prom accessories, and prom make-up at least a week in advance.
Prom Don't leave your date to be with your friends the whole night. He has a lot of time invested in this night, make it special.
Prom Don't break up with your boyfriend on prom night or prom week!!
Prom Don't make a scene, you'll mess up your make-up from crying.
Prom Do make sure that you thank your date for dinner, IF it was good!
Prom DO EAT YOUR DINNER...remember that the guy paid a lot of money to take you out to a nice dinner before Prom. He won't think you are a pig.
Gentlemen Prom Dos, Don'ts, and Prom Etiquette:
Prom Don't lock your keys in your car.
Prom Don't forget to turn off your car lights.
Prom Do pull out a ladies chair.
Prom Don't seat yourself while a lady is standing.
Prom Do stand when a lady stands to excuse herself.
Prom Do check your ladies wrap for her at the hotel or restaurants.
Prom Don't be late.
Prom Don't forget your cash.
Prom Don't drink and drive.
Prom Do take dance lessons if you can't dance.
Prom Don't enter a room before a lady unless you are turning on a light for her.
Prom Do escort your lady whenever appropriate.
Prom Do make all entrances with your lady, not behind her and not in front of her.
Prom Don't forget to tell her how beautiful she looks.
Prom Don't forget the corsage.
Prom Do wear your best smelling cologne (but don't O.D. on it).
Prom Do ask your lady what color her dress is so that you may match her corsage to her dress.
Prom Don't ask to see your ladies dress before prom (it's bad luck).
Prom Do ask your lady if she would prefer a wrist corsage or a pinned on corsage (when in doubt, opt for the wrist corsage).
Prom Do ask another woman (your mother?) to help you with picking out a corsage. Do the prom dos.
Prom Do escort your date to the date's door step at the end of the night.
Prom Do read the above ladies do's and don'ts pertaining to table etiquette (they apply to gentlemen also).
Prom Don't leave your date to be with your friends the whole night. She spent a lot of time preparing for this night, make it special. Do a prom dos.
Prom Don't break up with your girl friend on prom night or prom week!!
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