By Betsy Carranza and Naidy Cuadras
What is a “prom-posal”? Zosia Bielski officially invented the phrase “promposal” in Canada in 2011. It’s more than simply a romance but it’s an event that you will hold as a special memory. A prom-posal is asking someone (it does not have to be your significant other) to be your date for the prom. It isn’t necessary for a student to take a date with them, but it is traditional for you to attend with a date. We believe that we should keep the prom-posals coming, even though it’s true that COVID has impacted students in the past but it shouldn’t hold this year’s students back from asking someone out to prom. It’s not just the date itself, it’s the thought of attending a one time event in your life that also counts.
Some may say that prom isn’t really a huge deal, but to others it’s going to be a night they have looked forward to for a long time. Prom should be an event that you always want to remember; a night that you would want to tell your future kids about some day. So how do you go about making a prom-posal? It can simply just be a note, or you can go with creating a poster and writing something cheesy such as Hey, Princess. Will you take this Beast to prom? and the background can have the characters from Beauty And The Beast. These delicately popped questions are incredibly romantic. Some extra details, like rose petal trails, can be included, but anything you decide on should involve lots of creativity if you want your prom-posal to stand out and be a success.
Prom-posals are living proof that romance still exists and it’s a trend that shouldn’t die, so go on, ask someone to prom!