Guide To Preparing For Your High School Dance In Seattle

October 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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Going to a high school dance involves many steps of preparation to make sure the whole night is enjoyable. Before planning, figure out where you want to splurge and it can help with budgeting down the road. Going with a large group instead of just a couple can take some of the pressure off and allow many of the costs to be lower. Flowers, hair, dress, car and dinner all go into the perfect night and we have the recommendations to put it all together.

Samila Boutique
16300 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-5714

Samila has one of the largest selections of formal dance dresses in the Northwest. Open since 1996, the boutique is stocked full of more than 3,000 designs including Jovani, Alyce Designs and many others in seemingly every style imaginable. Samila offers a variety of price points that will fit in any budget.

The Flower Lady
3230 C Eastlake Ave.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 325-5751

To get a corsage or boutonniere to perfectly match an outfit, you need a wide variety to choose from. The Flower Lady is more than willing to help pick out the perfect item and offers convenient parking in the busy Eastlake neighborhood. If you have a budget, you are safe as it has a large enough selection to make sure that nice flowers can be found without breaking the bank.

2321 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 789-5871

When the time comes to get that updo you have only dreamed of, Stylus in Belltown is the place to be. A full-service salon, Stylus can get you that perfect look but it recommends a consultation before the big day. The salon is professional, clean and employees will work to fulfill clients’ needs. The salon even offers online booking service to make planning just a bit easier.

Related: Best Salons For Hair Extensions In Seattle

British Motor Coach
420 S. Hinds St.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 283-6600
Sure you could rent a standard stretch limo from BMC, but it also offers a unique experience by renting from one of the country’s largest fleets of chauffeured classic British vehicles. BMC’s fleet includes Bentleys and Rolls-Royces among other stunning cars to really make an entrance. Rolling up in one of these vehicles will make you stand out from the crowd and glam up your whole evening.Related: Best Party Rides In Seattle

El Gaucho
2505 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-1337

Nothing beats El Gaucho for the memorable dining experience one wants in a pre-dance meal. The steakhouse offers something for everyone with the full theatrical delivery of service. Highlights are obviously the 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef which can be ordered with any number of add-on items. For dessert, don’t miss the bananas foster, a Seattle classic. The restaurant is often popular around dance season so make reservations early. El Gaucho is also excellent in handling groups.

Megan Knight resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. During the day she works in IT Management and at night is a royal news junkie. Her work can be found at

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