It’s finally here, debs season! It was missed out on last year, so it’s more than warmly welcomed this time around. The dress or suit is picked out, plans are made and all that’s left is to count down the days.
Chances are the debs is all you’ve been talking about with your friends lately, but there are some things that go left unsaid. Here are just a few things to remember in the lead up to your debs, and for the night itself.
Be as organised as possible
The day of your debs will be one of the quickest days of your life, so try to be as organised as possible for the first half of the day to make things a little easier for yourself. Know what you’re having for lunch, if you’re doing your own makeup have it all laid out and ready to go.
Getting it done? Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to your appointment and the same with your hair too. Keep things running as smoothly as possible, so there’s zero stress.
Take as many photos as you can
It can be a small bit of a pain having to get all of the mandatory photos at the beginning of the day (you’re gonna end up loving these photos with your family, so don’t rush them too much!). If you struggle with posed photos, candids are your bff. Once you start dancing and having fun it can be easy to get carried away and end up taking zero photos.
But trust me, all those candid snaps from throughout the night will be the best ones, the ones that’ll have you and your friends in creases the next day. They’ll capture the memories better than any pics outside your front door!
What to pack in your bag
You’re not going to have a regular-sized handbag for your debs night, and it can be hard to decide what to essentials to bring in your clutch. But first things first, make sure it’ll fit your phone – for obvious reasons. A clutch that won’t fit your phone is going to be pretty useless. Ideally, you’ll also be able to fit a powder brush and lipstick if you’ve gotten your makeup done. There’ll probably be an endless supply of hand sanitiser at the venue, but if you take your own too that’s even better. Bring a mask (brownie points if it goes with your dress) If you have the room, think of other must-haves too, like a mini battery bank for your phone, chewing gum and your house keys.
Remember, there’s no pressure
You’ve heard it before, but one key thing to remember through your teen years (and even long after) is to try not to feel any pressure to do anything you don’t want to do. Because your debs can be built up so much (especially this year, it feels as if it’s taken forever to arrive), it can be easy to feel pressure to do things that you wouldn’t normally to do to make a night of it. Whether it’s drinking, being intimate with someone, or just doing something you know you wouldn’t enjoy, it’s important not to feel like you have to because it’s a big night. Good friends wouldn’t pressure you to do anything, and vice versa. You do you, boo.
Speaking of pressure, because the day can be built up so much, don’t forget it’s all about having fun! Enjoy every minute of it, because it’s basically the last hurrah you’ll have with your classmates before you all head off in different directions. Take a step back during the night and have a good look around, you’ll be glad you did in years to come!
Make a plan for the next day
One of the best parts of a night out with your friends? Chatting all about it the next day! If you can, plan something with your friends the next day, so you can all chill together and talk about all of the antics from the night before. Swap stories and fill each other in on any details you may have missed, order a takeaway while you’re at it and you’ll all be laughing the evening away.