Madison VonHiltmayer ‘18 & Morgan Mueller ‘18 –  Homecoming preparation is different for everyone. Some take it very seriously, buying their dress or suit and tie months in advance, while others plan their outfit a week or two before. Some spend hours at a salon, while others stay at home and do everything themselves. Nevertheless, it is safe to say that a boy’s homecoming preparation is a lot different from a girl’s homecoming preparation. For a girl, the day of homecoming is stressful, rushing from a hair appointment to a makeup appointment while attempting to make it to pictures on time. Whereas boys can take a quick shower and jump into their dress clothes for a whopping 20 minutes.

How long does it take you to get ready?

“It takes up to usually 3 hours maybe more depending on what I’m getting done,¨ Grace Rivard ‘17 said.

“It takes me about 45 minutes to an hour if I’m taking my time,” Jackson Butcher ‘17 said.

What do you do to get ready?

“I go to the salon usually to get my hair done, makeup done, and also my nails done,” Rivard said.

¨I usually lay out my clothes before getting in the shower, then I shower for probably 10 minutes. After showering, I put my dress pants on and my undershirt and shoes and then do my hair then I put my dress shirt on and then tie my tie while listening to music. Lastly, I put on my contacts and brush my teeth and fix my hair if I need to,¨ Butcher said.

How far in advance to you pick out/buy your outfit?

“I try to get my dress before school starts so I don’t worry about it but this year I went totally casual and got it at Windsor towards the end of September,” Rivard said.

¨I usually just wear dress clothes that I already have and kind of have in mind what I’m going to wear a couple days before. I may get a new tie for the occasion though,¨ Butcher said.

How long do you think it takes a guy to get ready?

“Guys getting ready can probably take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes,” Rivard said.

How long do you think it takes a girl to get ready?

¨I would assume girls take 3-4 hours to get ready because they usually get their hair and makeup done,¨ Butcher said.

As seniors, Rivard and Butcher are preparing for their final homecoming. After 3 previous years of homecoming, one could consider them homecoming experts. However, their routines are very different. Regardless of how long the preparation may take, both guys and girls are able to have a great time at homecoming, looking fabulous too!

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