Be respectful of the invitation. When someone invites you to go to the prom, either accept or reject gracefully. Remember that rejection is painful, so let the other person down easily. Think before you speak.
Know in advance who pays. Each person should pay for his or her own clothing and accessories. If you're going with a group, you may want to share expenses for a limo (including the tip). If you have a date, be clear with expectations from the beginning. Due to the high price of everything, it's not out of line for each person to pay his or her own way.
Dress appropriately. This may be a formal affair, but don't forget that it's still a high school dance. Ladies, don't show too much cleavage or leg, coverage should be tasteful and school function appropriate. Guys, if you don't have a tux, rent one at a reputable place where they can advise you on what looks best. School Administration has the right to ask those not dressed appropriately to leave Grand March. Tickets and costs will be forfeited by the students. Those students may be admitted to Prom with appropriate attire.
Wear flowers. Girls still wear corsages and boys wear boutonnières. If you have a date, it's nice to purchase flowers for the other person. If you go alone or with a group, don't hesitate to get your own flowers to go with your outfit.
Indulge the parents. Mom and Dad may want to greet your date or friends at the door. Let them. And when they whip out the camera; put on your best smile and say, "Cheese."
Don't keep others waiting. Being fashionably late is very much out of style. Be on time for your date or group of friends.
Use proper cell phone manners. Be in the moment and enjoy the special night without constantly calling, texting, or checking messages on your cell phone.
Mind your manners. Good manners will always be in style, and during prom night, being on your best behavior will help you make memories you'll want to share for years to come. Acting disrespectful will do the opposite and give you a reputation that you'll never be able to live down.
Approach life with an attitude of respect - treating everyone you encounter with thoughtful regard. Try to remain patient with the world around you, and resist the temptation to react when presented with bad behavior. Be aware that your actions, both good and bad have a cause and effect. How you present yourself to the world is how people see you. Your inside is invisible to them. It's not just being a good person that matters; it's how you present that good person.
Dine with grace. Learn proper table manners before the special night and practice them until they come naturally. The secret to successful social interaction is to make others feel comfortable.
Follow proper dancing etiquette. If you don't have a date, you may dance the night away with anyone you want. If you do have a date, don't forget who you're with. You may still dance with other people, but discuss it with your date and make sure he or she doesn't mind. That way your date won't be left on the sidelines watching.
Be respectful while taking pictures. Take as many snapshots as you want, but never catch someone in an embarrassing situation, thinking it will make a great post on social media. Everyone wants to look good at prom.
Careful planning and a relaxed attitude will help you sail through most social situations. Have fun while being considerate of others; don't let it be perceived as a chore. Remember sincerity is everything.
All good things must end. As you leave the prom, thank the organizers, hosts, and chaperones for their time and hard work. Respect the curfews of your date or friends you came with and make sure everyone gets home when they're supposed to.