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    So do most schools have year 11 "proms" nowadays? :confused: We only had a year 13 leavers' ball.
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    (Original post by rmanoj)
    So do most schools have year 11 "proms" nowadays? :confused: We only had a year 13 leavers' ball.
    I think a lot of schools have them in year 11 if a lot of people leave and go to 6th form college or something.

    We just had a leavers ball at the end of year 13, after exams, so it was the last time all together. It was a fun night, having it in year 13 meant that everyone could drink and the teachers joined in with it all too.

    Going doesn't have to be expensive. Buy a highstreet dress from New Look, Topshop etc or go to Debenhams in sale time. I got my dress made from a little local dressmaker (not a specialist bridal shop) for £60 and did my own hair and make up. Got a black taxi to the venue and another home again.
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    (Original post by theboilermantr15)
    Really?
    What made it so good?




    My prom was pretty mediocre, bit of a laugh I suppose but I wouldn't say it was the best day of my life.
    Yeah, totally. All of my friends were there, we all shared the limo and gooned out, everyone in the year just put aside all their differences and we all had a great night. We all really made the most of it, reminiscing about the past five years, dancing.. someone lost their wallet and when people found out he got about £60 off everyone for drinks and stuff, noone wanted it to ruin his night. Then a couple of lads arrived in their suits who'd been banned from prom whilst we were having dinner and everyone stood up and chanted 'let them stay', and they ended up staying. It was just a really good atmosphere, and I felt amazing in my dress (especially as a few people turned up in the same ones, felt good to have made it ourselves) and then after it ended we went to a mates house, had drinks and played COD until we fell asleep. Seriously awesome night
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    ahh i have my school prom coming up soon and im broke im either gonna borrow money from parents or not go :/

    my friend spent £250 on a dress and is paying £100 on her make up for that day !! where do people get the money from !!
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    (Original post by soyasauce)
    ahh i have my school prom coming up soon and im broke im either gonna borrow money from parents or not go :/

    my friend spent £250 on a dress and is paying £100 on her make up for that day !! where do people get the money from !!
    £100 on makeup?! She better have someone incredible doing it because that's the highest price i've ever seen charged for a prom face.

    £250 on a dress isn't that bad, especially if she could wear it again.
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    I dunno about year 11 prom, I never had one, but with year 13 it's a HUGE celebration of school being over. Not to mention probably your last chance to party with everyone in your year. I'm not planning to spend that much but I do get why it's a big deal!
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    For some people that's the most fun part of a prom! Chosing the dress, the jewellery, the shoes, the bag, the hairstyle....I hated the dancing and my partner was my ex-boyfriend so actually all the getting ready was more fun than the actual thing. Of course if you're not into stuff like that you don't have to go mad on dresses and accessories. I got my dress from www.lipsy.co.uk . They're not too expensive and nearly all of them are beautiful! Ýou can buy them online or go to one of their shops. They definitly have one in Brighton so I guess there should be one in every big town.
    And even if all the fuss is a bit too much for you: Try and enjoy it and be a princess for a night...
    Have fun =)
 
 
 
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