Formal frenzy

Hannah Reed and Hannah Reed

There are a few different types of people when it comes to Winter Formal. There are those people who planned months and months in advance, those who took it one step at a time, and those who hardly planned at all–the procrastinators.

As a teenager, it’s hard enough to balance school work and sleep; throwing in Formal plans could turn a brain to mush.

“Planning for Formal is stressful because everyone likes to make plans last minute, and I never know what I’m doing or where I’m going,” Ryan Bertossi (11) said.

When planning a special night, students bound to run into a few bumps in the road.

“I really couldn’t find a dress that fit well. I looked everywhere. I actually borrowed my friend’s, and I just got it yesterday. It fits, but I need to go to get it fixed at my grandma’s house. I really hope it works out,” Kailey Steapleton (12) said.

For girls, there are many things to do to prepare for Formal. They do their hair, spend hours trying on dresses to find the perfect one, find shoes to match the dress, do their makeup. Since formal is a dance wherein the girls typically ask the boys, the girls have the arduous task of finding somebody to ask.

“[Winter Formal] is more stressful for girls because girls really care about what they look like, and guys don’t really care. Girls always want to do future planning but [again], the guys really don’t care,” Steapleton said.

Formal planning can be extremely stressful, but if it is done right, along with the right mindset, it’s bound to be a fantastic night.