Pictures And Dinner
By Marisa Cagnoli and Rebecca Newsham
Now that dates, dresses, transportation, flowers, hair and make-up are selected, prom-goers can focus on pictures and dinner.
Prom pictures are very important, especially now that sites such as Facebook are so popular. The internet has made it possible for parents and teens to share their pictures with the world. This year, most prom groups are planning to take pictures either at one member of the group’s house or at the place where the group will dine. Some groups will stop in Old Town on the waterfront or some other picturesque spot, such as National Harbor, to take pictures on their way to dinner or prom.
Professional photographers won’t make a lot of money from this year’s T.C. prom-goers. Parents with good cameras will meet prom groups at a specified place, take pictures and, hopefully, depart. Some students plan to take their own pictures during the evening.
Several groups have made reservations at Belle Haven and Army Navy Country Clubs. Parents who are members at these clubs make the arrangement, which keeps the cost reasonable, usually under $50 per person. DC restaurants are a popular choice this year. One group of 20 is headed to Tabaq Bistro, a Tapas restaurant in the trendy U Street corridor. They will sample a set menu of small dishes, which costs roughly $30 per person. Others will dine at one of the Clyde’s restaurants in the area. National Harbor, which opened last year, is another dining destination. There are many restaurant choices and great places to enjoy views of the Potomac.
Unlike in the past, there will be a lot of food at prom this year. Thus, some students have decided not to go to dinner before prom. Instead, they plan to get dessert afterwards.
Tomorrow, after the prom.