Matric Dance Checklist – 10 Essentials For The Big Night

Posted on Feb 18, 2016
Matric Dance Checklist – 10 Essentials For The Big Night

Countless hours of hard work and studying have lead up to this moment: your matric dance. It’s the night where you get to put your best foot forward and show your classmates the drop-dead gorgeousness that’s been hidden under layers of uniform for years! And let’s not forget partying, fun and irreplaceable memories.

So how do you ensure that this is going to be a night you won’t soon forget? Here are our top 10 essentials for the perfect matric dance.

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1. The Dress or Suit

It’s always the first thing that springs to mind – and with good reason. Keep an eye on current trends, but always remember to make sure it’s something you’re comfortable in and won’t leave you scratching your head in a year or two. A #fashionfail is the last thing you want to remember for years to come!

2. The Date

Decide upfront if you want to go solo or with that special someone – and be confident in that choice! If you’re going as a team, make sure you’ve coordinated your looks for maximum couple effect and awesome photo opps!

3. 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.

4. The Accessories

Your accessories shouldn’t 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.

5. The Shoes

Those killer heels you’ve 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!

6. Get Photo-Ready

It’s your matric dance – there will be more photos than you know what to do with! And celebs don’t just look that good on the red carpet naturally. Find your best angle and work it! If there’s going to be a photo booth at the event, be sure to check out our list of the Top 10 Photo Booth Poses.

7. 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.

8. The Meeting Point

Make a plan to meet some friends beforehand to calm the nerves and take some before shots ahead of the big night. Your moms and dads will obviously also want to see you in all your glory.

9. 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.

10. The After Party

Plan your after party well in advance. Make sure it’s somewhere fun, safe and that has plenty of room for everyone. Ensure you’ve got your transport sorted for the night so all that’s left to do is enjoy yourself. Uber is a great bet for groups of friends who want to travel and party together.

These are our essentials, but what are yours? Leave us a comment below and let us know.

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