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Prom can be one of the most stressful times for a high school girl – the hoping to get asked, finding a dress, figuring out where you’re doing pictures, planning the after party – it can be really get to be too much. As prom passes, it is a major relief, but there has to be a better way to handle planning for prom.
This year, I was hosting pictures at my house. I have a huge backyard and I was inviting anyone who needed somewhere to do pictures. Everything was running smoothly until I checked the weather forecast – it was supposed to thunderstorm all afternoon into the night. This was not going to work because we couldn’t be standing in the rain but we couldn’t do pictures inside of my house because of the poor lighting. At this point, I had over 40 people planning on coming to pictures at my house, and more people were asking to come. Trying to find an inside location that would fit everyone was incredibly stressful. I had my mom searching while I was in school, and I was distracted in all of my classes. Everyone kept turning to me for the answer but I didn’t have any. It was beyond stressful, especially as I was nearing my last week of high school with piles of projects, papers, and tests in each class. It was truly more than I wanted to handle, not to mention that no one knew anything about where the after party would be. It all turned out fine and luckily it didn’t rain, but the stress it brought about was ridiculous.
Planning for events is so stressful, and while I know that I (thankfully) won’t have to deal with preparations for another prom, there will always be another event that will require planning. Does anyone have some advice on how to plan these types of events without letting the stress get to you?
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