The Military Ball for my Husband's unit is fast approaching. This will be my first ball and I have no idea what I'm going to do! I have a month to find a dress, decide what to do with my hair, nails, ect. What else does one have to do to prepare for a ball? I have to admit I feel very fancy thinking about getting all dressed up for a function like this. Other then my wedding, I haven't been dressed up since my Senior Prom. I'm not the dressy person. I would much rather wear jeans and flip flops than a dress and heels. However, I am a woman and the occasional excuse to get pretty does excite me. I think the hardest part is going to be finding a dress that matches my style that I can afford. I don't know of any dress store here in CA. I'm thinking David's Bridal? They have cute prom/bridesmaids dresses that would work. At least I think? The other issue is that I have no friends here besides my husband. I have already told him he has to bare with me and come with when I go shopping for one. That should be entertaining. I also want to get my hair colored before hand. Once again, no idea on any specifics. Nothing Pinterest can't help me with right?
I've heard from multiple sources that Balls can be pretty dry and boring. I'm going to try to go in with an open mind through. I know that these balls are put on for a reason and I hope to remember that while I'm there. Even if it does get boring it stands for something. I just look forward to having a good night out with my Husband and his friends (hopinng to make some friends of my own). There should be good food, drinks, stories, and many laughs and I feel like that is something I really need. Life has taken on it's routine and the same old same old repeats every day. Husband and I go to work, I come home (always later than he does), we immediately head to the gym, work out, come home around 8:00 and make dinner, eat, watch some TV and read our books, and we are in bed by 9:30-10PM. We could both use a night out to let loose and have fun. We also got a hotel room for after the ball right next to the place the event is held so we won't have to worry about drinking then getting home somehow. Who else is attending a ball this year? Is it your first or are you a ball veteran? What should I expect?