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10 Worst Things That Can Happen On Prom Night

If you want your prom night to be absolutely perfect, you need to be prepared for the worst possible situations. Here's a list of what you need to expect.
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Ever dreamed of finally having your perfect prom? You're wearing your dream dress and even taking your very own Prince Charming as your date? Sounds like an absolute fairytale, right? I bet you're thinking, "what could possibly go wrong?" Well, you definitely have to trust us when we say that even when you feel like your fairytale prom is becoming a reality, things can always happen when you least expect it.  So, to help you prepare for every possible situation, we list down the 10 worst things you wouldn't want to happen on prom night.

1. TRIPPING ON YOUR DRESS

Yep, it's one of the most embarrassing things that can happen to you, especially when it happens right when you enter. Plus, there's also the chance of seriously getting hurt. 

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There's even a slight chance you ripped your dress and you're just hoping it isn't too obvious.

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To make sure this doesn't happen, you need to practice walking in your dress (and in heels!). Because, aside from looking really good in it, it still has to be comfortable.

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And don't you worry, falling and ripping your dress is not the end of the world. If your fairytale prom didn't start so great, you can still proudly get back up on your feet and fix up a bit.

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More importantly, just laugh it off and smile.

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2. SPILLING SOMETHING ON YOUR DRESS

It's very important to not forget to place the table napkin over your dress. 

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You wouldn't want to have the burden of removing an accidental food stain in the bathroom, or even worse, end up leaving your date all alone for too long. 

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3. GETTING BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET

Are the blisters on your feet preventing you from a super fun dance-off with your besties? Make sure to have some Band-Aids handy.

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Also, make sure to break in those heels at least a week before prom.

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Safety first, because you wouldn't want to fall all over the place. That looks painful!

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4. GETTING FOOD STUCK IN YOUR MOUTH

With all sorts of yummy and complicated dishes, there's a definite chance a piece of food could get stuck in between your teeth.

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So don't forget to make frequent trips to the restroom with your gal pals. This is your chance to look at yourself in the mirror and re-apply any smudged makeup if you have to.

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5. WARDROBE MALFUNCTION

Make sure your dress fits you well so you won't have to deal with any outfit-peek-a-boo moment.

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When this happens, you should be so lucky to have a friend by your side.

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6. CAN'T DANCE

Not being able to dance is a big no-no. Trust us, you wouldn't want to leave your prom night without dancing. So, before your special night, practice a little bit. You don’t need to know how the moves, all you have to do is have fun and get your groove on.

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Don't forget to save a dance with your date. This is the chance for you two to get to know each other better. 

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7. GET CAUGHT WITH BAD BREATH

Bad breath is a major turn-off! Your date might even end up leaving once he smells it.

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Make sure to leave room for some mints in your purse. It can save your night!

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8. BREAKING A HEEL

Sometimes, us girls go for the challenge of wearing sky-high heels and just deal with the pain. But trust us when we say that breaking a heel and injuring your ankle is the probably the worst thing ever.

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This is another reason why you should make time on walking in heels. Walk around the house or even on a treadmill if you have to.

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9. SPOTTING SOMEONE IN THE EXACT SAME DRESS AS YOU

The chances of a situation like this happening isn't exactly so high, but if it does, be ready to get really surprised.

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It's no secret that it can be pretty embarrassing.

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But really, just ask yourself, "who wore it better?" Of course you did because you're rocking it with total confidence and your secret weapon is your smile.

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10. RED ALERT

We all know how dreadful having your monthly period can be, but having it on prom night is a definitely extra tough.

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It's okay to end up asking yourself, "why on prom night?, why?!"

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But the best thing you can do is to try not to stress about the situation more. You may be a bit uncomfortable, but remember it's your night so try to still enjoy it!

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Just remember, no matter what problems you get caught up in, especially on a night like prom, just make the most out it because memories that last a lifetime are made on nights like these.

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