The following is a guest post from JAMM Entertainment.
It’s hard to believe that not only is 2013 less that 2 weeks away, but that its time to plan for Prom. Yes, already. The dates have been set, the venues are booked, and although dresses may not have been bought yet, its definitely time to reserve entertainers.
Whether, your Prom has a specific theme or you just want to set yourself apart by being the best party in town, the following 3 things will start you in the right direction: Professional Entertainers, Unique Lighting, and Awesome Extras.
Professional Entertainers will serve as upbeat hosts of your Prom, accepting student requests that keep the party going while making sure their playlists are edited to comply with school rules. Professional DJ’s and Emcees know how to set your Prom apart from last year’s with personalized extras like scripted prom court intros and song selections that may be special to certain student and faculty groups.
Unique Lighting is the key ingredient to creating your Prom’s desired atmosphere. Lighting effects like Intelligent Lighting and Hazers will set your dance floor space apart from the other party areas. Custom GOBOs can be used to enhance a theme and/or personalize the event.
The use of awesome entertainment extra items give students alternative activities to participate in when not on the dancefloor. Gaming stations, Photo Booths, and other interactive areas like our Grafitti Wall keep students at the Prom longer by breaking up the evening.
If you need help planning your prom this year, please call our experienced staff at 205-856-5266. Happy Planning!
Prom season is here and every where you look there is prom fashion....for her. What about the guy? Mr. Burch Formal Wear is here to help out. Take a look below for some of our prom tips just for him.
1. Make sure it fits
Make sure your tux fits like it should. This means the shoulder seams should hit at the actual shoulder (and not halfway down your deltoid), the sleeves don't come past your thumbs, and you can't fit more than a fist in between the fastened jacket and your chest. As for the pants, a little break is okay; a lot of break is unacceptable.
2. Color can be good
You're used to the classic pairing of getting a jacket and pants together, but why not try something a little different? Adding color with your tie or socks can really add some personality and still keep that polished formal look.
3. Don't skip the details
Is your bow tie going to have classic tapered ends, or a more modern square shape? Think about which option will look best with your lapels, and in proportion with your overall outfit. The finishing touches matter most during formal occasions, when they're the only things separating you from the rest of the penguin pack.
4. Should you suit up?
If you happen to have a more open-ended dress code, you might skip the formal trend and go for a suit that shows a bit more personality but is equally appropriate for the big night.
5. Groomed the right way
You're going to have to shave. If you want to keep some scruff, keep it cleaned up. Plan your haircut at the right time. About one week before the big day is enough lead to allow your sharply shorn 'do to settle in. You don't want to pose for pics looking like you just got out of the chair.
6. Less is always more
Going heavy on the cologne isn't going to help you look any better, and certainly won't be fun for those closest to you all night (i.e. your date). A night like prom can be an occasion to break away from your usual scent and try something new.
7. Different can be good
A guy who gets his date a rose corsage is like the guy who goes to a great Italian restaurant and orders spaghetti and marinara; there's nothing wrong with it, but so many more exciting options are out there! Try an orchid or calla lily that will look unique amongst the parade of roses on the big night. Same goes for your boutonniere.
8. Always be a gentleman
Step up to the plate and impress her by opening car doors, helping her to her seat, and standing when she gets up to go to the bathroom with six other girls. Remember that her parents and friends are going to hear a recap of every single detail about the whole evening. What will she say about you?
Need some help with your suit or tuxedo? Come see us at Mr. Burch and let us help.
Mr. Burch Formal Wear has been around for a few years and seen a few prom seasons. Let's take a look at Prom trends for 2013.
Chiffon: Chiffon made a return to Formal Fashion Week for 2013. This elegant material brings formal prom dresses to life. A romantic look and feel for any girl especially with the material flowing as she moves on the dance floor.
Ruffles: Ruffles are huge for prom 2013. Adding a feminine look to any gown, ruffles are a major fashion trend. They add flirty flair to the already romantic look. Throw in some sparkle and a ruffle accented gown could be on the hottest looks for prom.
Sweetheart neckline: There is no better neckline for a strapless dress than a sweetheart neckline dress. It is without a doubt the most flattering of styles and it is sure to make unforgettable memories for years to come.
Metallic/Sequins: Inspired by the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, metallic dresses and sparkly sequins will be all the rage this prom season. Not sure which style you prefer? Come by and visit the Mr. Burch Trussville location and speak with one of our customer service specialists. We want you to look and feel your best for your big night.
We don't want the guys to be left out! Come see us at any of the Mr. Burch locations to redeem the $50 off tuxedo rental coupon below. Whether you're looking for something classic or trendy, we're happy to help.
A boutonniere is a collection of one or two small flowers pinned to the left lapel of a tuxedo or suit. There are men who will dismiss the boutonniere as feminine. Nothing could be further from the truth. Great noblemen, warriors, and poets have worn flowers for over a thousand years. Soldiers headed to war have proudly worn flowers on their chests. In the United States every January, two of college football’s best teams square off wearing roses on their uniforms. The winners of our greatest athletic events are congratulated with bouquets of flowers. We even honor our fallen with poppies and other blooms.
Most men will only wear a boutonniere on special occasions like prom, anniversaries or a wedding. It is normally worn on the left lapel of a suit, sport jacket, blazer or overcoat. The boutonniere is always attached above a man’s heart, and it should be worn in the lapel’s button-hole.
Color choice of the boutonniere is important. Flowers should match the general color scheme of the wedding. Traditionally for proms, the woman purchases the boutonniere for her date. This allows her to select colors appropriate to her dress. When in doubt, a boutonniere made with a white rose, can usually go with virtually any other color, or any tuxedo style the man chooses.
Start with putting the boutonniere below the lapel. If it is a bigger boutonniere, place it a little lower on the lapel so it isn’t in his face. Place the boutonniere on the lapel and then fold the lapel over.
Stick the pin thru the bottom up.
Doing the same thing with the second pin, make an X with the pins.
And there you go. A perfect, lay-flat, no-flop, boutonniere!
Photos courtesy of Chelan Bride.
When wearing a boutonniere you should also consider:
Have no fear: Do not be afraid to be an individual. Wear a boutonniere because you want to.
Size Matters: If you’re a small man, wear small flowers. If you’re a large man, consider something that is more befitting your size.
Ladies First: A boutonniere is a single flower or a small collection of tiny blooms; never wear something unwieldy.