Prom. The semi-formal party and dance where graduating high school students gather to celebrate their accomplishments at the end of their senior year. Depending on what part of the world you are from you may know it as ‘School Formal’, ‘School Ball’ or even ‘Debutante Ball’.
Preparation for Prom begins well in advance
Often, the school will coordinate and promote the actual graduation event at the school but a Prom Committee is established to arrange for the Prom party to be off school premises as the school usually does not want the possible liability of kids celebrating and partying on their property. The Prom Committee will meet to discuss and coordinate details such as date, timing, venue, food/drink, music, photos, security, tickets, distribution, collection of monies, insurance packages and all the particulars of the party. Sometimes professional party planners are brought in to help plan and take care of the specifics. Regardless, there is a lot to consider to ensure it will be a memorable, fun event.
Speaking from experience, the ticketing, distribution and collection of monies can be a nightmare for the committee members. Printing off and having people volunteer to sell tickets for the prom takes coordination and commitment. The collection and tracking of funds is yet another concern. Prom tickets can range from $50 to upwards of $250 depending on the location and what is included. Average attendance is around 225 people. With numbers like that it is not surprising that its common for monies going missing.
Free Prom Website with Lots of Features
Eventastic is an online event platform that allows you to create custom event websites with features that will solve these prom planning concerns. For example:
- A template to set up your prom event invite online as a webpage
- Unique video and photo technology options incorporated into your invite
- Ticketing software so guests can purchase tickets right on the website
- Optional merchandise sale if wanting to pre-sell prom memorabilia (year book!)
- Fun photo sharing and live streaming options so guests can share photos prior to, during and after the event
Saving time and money in creating and distributing tickets is much appreciated by those who have used Eventastic. The photo streaming option on Eventastic is cool for those wanting to contribute and be entertained with memories over their school years and add a great interactive element to the event!
Create your free Eventastic account, click ‘Create Event’, fill in your event details, add features to help promote, take registration, sell tickets, sell merchandise etc…. Let us help you make your prom planning easier!