EMBARRASSING CELEBRITY PROM PHOTOS

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Prom season is winding down. Many of you have already purchased your gown or tux, secured your transportation, and prom-posed in the best way possible. Some of you may have already danced the night away. Regardless of where you are in your prom timeline, we know there will be lots of pictures to document your evening. And with the countless pictures being taken, some are bound to be not-so-flattering. 

Embarrassing photos can haunt us for the rest of our life, but no one has to worry about embarrassing photos coming out of nowhere like celebrities. No matter how hard they try to hide then, someone always finds them and shares them with the rest of us.

We picked the top five funniest/most embarrassing celebrity prom photos for your enjoyment. We tried to avoid choosing pictures that were embarrassing because of the fashion of the time. Trends are around for a reason and we all indulge!

So without further ado here they are.

   

Taylor Swift

Her hair and make-up are flawless, and her dress looks timeless. However, her date with his backwards baseball cap, and throwing up the "west coast" hand gesture makes this picture one we would want hidden from millions of people seeing. 

    

Taylor Lautner

We have another Taylor on our list. Movie star (and ex boyfriend of the previously mentioned Taylor) has no one to blame for this embarrassing picture but himself. His date is absolutely stunning, but she is overshadowed by the all of Taylor's hair taking up the picture.

Will Ferrell

Funny man, Will Ferrell, rocking a tiara to prom? Something tells me he is very proud of this picture and probably has this framed on his desk.

 

Ru Paul

I don't think we would expect anything less than dramatic from Mr. Ru Paul. His prom photo, complete with clown shoes, shows he never shied from making a statement.

Michelle Obama

Last, but certainly not least, is the First Lady. If we overlook the wicker throne she is sitting on, I don't think anyone could miss the slit in her dress. I wonder if her daughters will want the same style dress for their prom?

 

I am sure there are countless other embarrassing prom pictures out there, but we wanted to share our five favorite. You just cant help but snicker when you wonder what went through these people's minds!

Do you have any embarrassing prom pictures? What about your parents or grandparents? We would love to see them if you did!

We hope you had a fun and safe prom season!

ARRIVING IN STYLE - PROM 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Prom is all about style, the dress, the tux, the hair, the shoes, the dance moves, they all play an important role in your prom night. 

What about arriving in style? Some will argue that there is no point in renting any type of transportation because no one will see you arrive. But we all know it's about the ride, not who notices. Having a luxurious ride for prom is one of the most fun aspects before actually getting to the prom. It makes the night feel that much more special. So don't listen to the naysayer, and enjoy the ride. 

The limousine is your typical go-to choice, and for good reasons.  It emanates style and class, if you see someone arrive in a limo you automatically think "classy." And as a bonus, it can hold several people, which can make the ride more fun because you share it with your friends.

No disrespect to the limousine, but maybe your style is a bit different. Remember, this is about the ride, and what you and your friends will enjoy the most. So, lets look at some other ways for you to arrive to your prom in a style that suits you best. 

 

If you are looking for other ways for you and your friends to ride together, there are several large group options.

The Party Bus

 

Comfortable seating, flashing lights, a mini dance floor and blaring music. The party bus will allow you to dance all the way too prom and all the way to the after party. Talk about dancing the night away!

 

School Bus

Dancing even during intermission not your thing, but you still want to enjoy the ride with 20 of your closest friends? What about an out of commission school bus, decorated to the hilt for your prom? The best part, you can really customize the decorations to match your style!

Hay Ride

Want to enjoy the evening air as you head to prom? A convertible may not be your best choice, especially if you need to keep you or your dates hair from messing up. Plus, you can only fit four people at most into a convertible. A hay ride lets you enjoy the great outdoors with as many of your closest friends you can pile into a trailer full of hay! 

 

If you aren't going to prom in a group, that's ok! There are some great options for just two!

A Luxury Car

Always wanted to ride in a Bentley or Maybach, then this is the style for you. You can even go retro and rent a classic luxury car. It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.

Horse and Carriage

What better way to make your date feel like a princess than to take her to prom in a horse drawn carriage. This gives you the benefits of enjoying the night air and making the night just like a fairytale! Be sure to have your date home before curfew otherwise you may be walking home with a pumpkin, a dog, and some mice, instead of your carriage. 

Pickup Truck

Rocking cowboy boots with your dress or tux? Even if you aren't this may be the transportation style just for you. A dependable pickup truck. The best part, you probably already have one or know someone who does, so it makes it easy to secure the transportation you want. 

 

No matter which mode of transportation you choose for prom, choose your style and be safe

TOP 5 UNIQUE PROM THEMES FOR 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Prom has become a right of passage for high-schoolers. One night that is planned meticulously, anticipated for months, and remembered for a lifetime.

Part of that planning includes a theme for prom. A detail that dictates the entire night but is overlooked by many of the attendees. Many people remember their prom vividly, but how many remember the theme?

 

We have gathered the top 5 most unique themes you and your classmates are sure to remember for years to come!

 

In the age of comic books turned blockbuster movies, it would be a crime to not at least consider a Super Hero Prom. The decor would include a city skyline backdrop, cardboard foes for your super heros to fight, and don't forget the visual "sound" effects.

  As an added bonus, this theme has some awesome photo opportunities. 

    

 

Our next unique prom theme is bring together two elements that are even more at odds than superheros and villains. Fire and Ice.

This visually stunning theme is sure to impress. Not to mention the wardrobe possibilities! A firey red or ice blue tux or that red hot dress you have had your eye on for months! You could be the school that had the hot new prom theme "before it was cool"

 

Next up, many a prom goer has been asked to "Catch a Falling Star" at their prom, but how many have been asked to "Catch a Dream"

 

This theme has it all, bright colors, sparkle, and an extremely catchy phrase. Not to mention this new spin on a classic has the potential to be a trend setter. Break out of the mold and offer your classmates a night they won't easily forget.

 

This next theme is out of this world. (We had to!) This Galaxy theme is riding the Star Wars wave, even including a "Galaxy Rebellion" package.

 

 This theme will force you to make the ultimate choice, a light tux or a dark tux? Choose wisely, and may the style be with you.

 

Last, but certainly not least, is our fairytale prom theme. However, since we are talking about unique themes, this is not your typical fairytale. It involves a punctual rabbit, a smiling cat, and painting roses.

 

 

This theme can be featured with a psychadellic twist or a classic Queen of Hearts Garden Party.

 

 

Whichever path you decide to follow, you are guaranteed to have a Very, Merry Un-Prom Night!

And remember, don't be late for this very important date!

2016 PROM TRENDS FOR GENTLEMAN

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Gather round gentlemen! You are about to receive the inside scoop for your prom style this year. We are here to help you step up your game and wow your lovely date.

One of the biggest trends this year, and it has been around a while, is bow ties! No longer reserved for professors and "nerds". Every lady loves a dapper gent in a bow tie!

If you really want to take a risk, try the "no jacket" look and rock suspenders with your bow tie.

 

Gray is also a very popular color this year. It is a very pleasing neutral that is almost guaranteed to match your dates dress. Especially if she is wearing a trendy pastel dress.

(Want to know more about Ladies Prom trends? See our previous blog post!)

    

Whether it is a dark graphite gray or a light steel gray, you are sure to be in style this prom season.

 

Darker colored tuxes accented by black lapels would be a bold choice and an excellent match if your date chose a "Little Black Dress" to wear.

 

 

You have a selection of colors to choose from too to make sure you and your gal stand out from the crowd.

 

Following the same idea, tuxes with black piping are very popular this year.

   

These tuxedos give you more of a selection of colors. The jackets with black piping range from light to dark hues.

 

Finally, if you aren't the adventurous type or you want more of a classic debonair look, there is always the classic black tux. Sure to compliment your dates ensemble and let your looks speak for themselves. Its called "classic" for a reason.

 

 

Now that you know what is in style and you have an idea of what you would like to wear, come in to any one of our many local locations to see if that look works for you. Mr. Burch has one of the largestlocalwarehouses. So, not only do we have the look you want, we have it in house! Prom next week and you don't have a tux, no problem! Remember, all of our tuxedos are local so we don't have to wait to have it shipped to us. Last minute emergencies are our specialty.

 

*Disclaimer:

We always recommend coordinating looks with your date. We are not responsible for arguments or awkward pictures caused by not consulting with your date. ;)  

2016 PROM TRENDS FOR LADIES

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Two pieces aren't just for summer anymore! One of this year's biggest prom dress trends is the elegant two piece dress. 

This two piece style is the perfect representation of this season's trends. This year is full of colorful, unique, and refreshing styles to match every personality. 

Some of your favorite styles from 2015 are here for another year, plus 2016 has brought plenty of flare.

With so many styles to chose from this year, you can rest easy knowing there is enough to go around.

Some of 2015's fabulous trends have stayed around another year, including the fun and flirty short dresses.

Other trends are new this year like pastels, and floral patterns. Don't mistake the floral patterns for the vintage trend of years past. These are bold, floral patterns are not your grandmother's patterns. They are a new era all their own.  

Had your heart set on a vintage prom dress? Never fear, lace is still very trendy this season.

Flowers and lace not your thing? Want something a little more bold? Sparkles, Cut-outs, and Animals prints are also trending. There really is a style for every girl. 

Finally, the classic that keeps coming back but never gets tired, which is why they call it a classic, the little black dress. Black is simple, elegent, and very hot right now! 

 

The only problem with this year's prom trends is, how will you choose which one?

 

Don't forget the perfect accessory to your stylish dress, a well-matched Tux! Mr. Burch can help your prom date compliment his tux to your one of a kind dress. With hundreds of styles in stock, we are guaranteed to be able to find the perfect tux to go with your unique style. 

PROM SEASON 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Prom season 2016 is here and it isn't always all about the dress.

 

Guys want to look suave, sophistocated, and sexy. A tuxedo from Mr. Burch will help you do just that.

 

 

We offer seemingly endless possibilities with hundreds of different colors and styles of suits and tuxedos in stock. 

Use this coupon you will receive $50 off your tux rental. As an added bonus, if you rent a tux from our Platinum Collection you will also receive a free pair of sunglasses!

 

 

We can't wait to help you make this prom unforgettable. And as always we appreciate you supporting your local businesses!

PROM MUSIC 2014

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Prom season is here.  Girls are shopping for dresses and boys are renting tuxedos.  Plans are underway for the big night.  You're sure to have fun at your highschool prom and hear a few familiar songs.   Here are 10 songs that are certain to be on playlist.

 

Swedish House Mafia:  Don't You Worry Child

 

 

Justin Timberlake:  Suit & Tie

 

 

One Republic:  Counting Stars

 

 

Pitbull with Christina Aguilera:  Feel This Moment

 

 

Pharrell:  Happy

 

AVICII:  Wake Me Up

 

 

Pitbull with Kesha:  Timber

 

 

Lorde:  Royals

 

 

American Authors:  Best Day of My Life

 

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis:  Can't Hold Us

 

PROM TRENDS FOR GIRLS 2014

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Prom 2014 is here! Major trends this year include some carryover from last year and some brand new ideas. Have fun deciding which will make your list. Here are a few of our favorites.
 
 
 
Color: Neutrals and metallics are big! Nudes, beiges, and whites are among the most popular prom dress colors for Prom 2014. This is great because the dress allows you to be the focal point rather than the dress itself. Metallics are another more glam option to take center stage. If you want to shine but aren't into super girly sequins & add-ons, try metallics.
 
 
 
Hemlines: The sky is the limit for skirt length this year. Traditional long gowns are abundant alongside shorter dresses as well. The asymmetrical high/low hemline is back also. Bottom line, try them all before making a decision, and go with what you feel best in.
 
 
 
 
Vintage: Whether you've found an actual vintage dress or purchased a new take on an old look, going vintage for prom is definitely hot this year. Channel old Hollywood glam to feel like a star on prom night. Continue the vintage feel with your hairstyle and make up choices to complete the look.
 
 
 
 
 
As always, the best choice for prom fashion is the choice that represents your personality and style. Your prom look should represent you first and foremost. Have fun and Happy Prom 2014!

TOP 10 BEST PROM MOVIES

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Prom season 2013 has almost come to a close.  Mr. Burch has offered information on  Prom Trends,Tips for The Best Prom Ever, Planning The Perfect Prom, Prom Fashion for Guys and even Prom Safety,  Now we would like to share some fun movie options for when the dance is over and you're ready to kick off your dancing shoes and relax with your friends.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check out our list of the Top 10 Prom Movies and let us know which one is your favorite.
 
 

 

10.  CARRIE
 
A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank.

 

 

9.  ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

Two women get into a lot of trouble when they go to their high school reunion and lie about their lives after twelfth grade.

 

 

8.  FOOTLOOSE

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

 

 

7.  GREASE

 

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

 

 

6.  PROM

A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom.

 

 

5.  AMERICAN PIE

 

Four teenage boys enter a pact about prom night.

 

 

4.  NEVER BEEN KISSED

A journalist enrolls in her old highschool as part of her research for a story.

 

 

3.  SHE'S ALL THAT

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

 

 

2.  PRETTY IN PINK

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

 

 

1.  10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.

PROM SAFETY

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Mr. Burch understands that prom is one of the highlights of the high school experience. Whether you're going solo or with a date or group, trying new or different activities, or staying out late, being responsible is key for a safe and healthy prom night.

Let's take a look at a few tips for enjoying a healthy and safe prom.

Getting Ready:

  • Get in shape slowly and wisely. Eat healthy and be active.
  • Protect yourself from the harmful effects of UV rays. Avoid indoor and outdoor tanning, and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.
  • Test all cosmetics and hair dyes before using them. Follow the directions and read any cautions and warnings on labels carefully.
  • Be stylish and safe by wearing comfortable shoes and attire to prevent injury.
  • Watch your budget. Have fun without spending a lot of money and causing unneeded stress. (Mr. Burch can help with this one!)

Getting Around:

  • Don't drink and drive.  Keep an eye on your date/driver to make sure they do not drink any alcohol.
  • Alcohol slows reaction time and impairs vision, clear thinking, judgment, and coordination.
  • There are more drunk drivers on the roads during the weekend. Keep a close eye on oncoming drivers, as impaired drivers tend to drive toward lights.
  • Know where you are going before prom night and have directions to those places.
  • After your red light turns green, wait a second before pulling into the intersection, just to be safe.
  • Drive on well lit roads, and carry a phone if possible.
  • Keep the radio volume turned low enough so your driver can concentrate on getting you to and from the fun.

Getting Down to the Fun

  • Make sure an adult will be home throughout the party and that no alcohol or other drugs will be permitted.
  • Parents need to stay visible during the party.
  • Contact the adults to verify the occasion and the time of the party.
  • Have the address and phone number of the party.
  • Arrange transportation beforehand. Assure your teen that you or a specified neighbor or friend can be called if a ride home is needed. 
  • Agree on times before the party starts.
  • Be awake when your teen gets home. It is not only a sure way of checking the time, it also gives your teen a chance to talk about the party.

These are just a few safety tips and suggestions to make sure your most memorable night is memorable for the right reason.  Have fun and stay safe!