Countless hours of hard work and studying have lead up to this moment: your matric dance. Its the night where you get to put your best foot forward andshow your classmates the drop-dead gorgeousness thats been hidden under layers of uniform for years! And lets not forget partying, fun and irreplaceable memories.
So how do you ensure that this is going to be a night you wont soon forget? Here are our top 10 essentials for the perfect matric dance.
- The Dress or Suit
Its always the first thing that springs to mind and with good reason. Keep an eye on current trends, but always remember to make sure its something youre comfortable in and wont leave you scratching your head in a year or two. A #fashionfail is the last thing you want to remember for years to come!
- The Date
Decide upfront if you want to go solo or with that special someone and be confident in that choice! If youre going as a team, make sure youve coordinated your looks for maximum couple effect and awesome photo opps!
- Make Up, Nails and Hair
Gents, keep it well groomed and stylish (and clean please keep it clean). Ladies, remember to test out your look in advance. Make sure your look is something that will wear well throughout the night.
- The Accessories
Your accessories shouldnt overwhelm your look they should compliment it. And remember ladies, an elegant clutch goes a long way perfect for keeping a few touch-up essentials on hand.
- The Shoes
Those killer heels youve been eyeing are perfect for photo opportunities and your grand arrival at the dance, but remember to keep some flats on hand for the after party!
- Get Photo-Ready
Its your matric dance there will be more photos than you know what to do with! And celebs dont just look that good on the red carpet naturally. Find your best angle and work it! If theres going to be aphoto boothat the event, be sure to check out our list of theTop 10 Photo Booth Poses.
- Pre-Dance Pampering
Preparing for matric dances can be a tad stressful, so book a quick massage for the morning of your dance to help bring you down to earth. You want to make the most of this night, so stress-free is your best look for the night.
- The Meeting Point
Make a plan to meet some friends beforehand to calm the nerves and take some before shots ahead ofthe big night. Your moms and dads will obviously also want to see you in all your glory.
- The Ride
Limousines are old news! Get creative with your choice of transport and make a real splash when you arrive. Why not opt for a stylish classic car or maybe an ice cream truck? Of course, mom and dad will always be on hand in an emergency budget situation.
- The After Party
Plan your after party well in advance. Make sure its somewhere fun, safe and that has plenty of room for everyone. Ensure youve got your transport sorted for the night so all thats left to do is enjoy yourself. Uber is a great bet for groups of friends who want to travel and party together.