3 Rules for Walking a Red Carpet Premiere

This past weekend I attended Touchstone Pictures’ World Premiere for Gnomeo and Juliet.  I couldn’t have asked for a better seat to watch Touchstone Pictures’ Gnomeo and Juliet than the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. What a theater!

This 3D animated movie combines a classic Shakespeare story with, if you didn’t catch on from the witty title, rosy-cheeked yard gnomes. I’ve never had an urge to purchase small people statues to decorate my yard until I saw this movie. Since this was my first, and hopefully not my last, walk down the red carpet, I wanted to give you a few valuable lessons I learned through the experience.

1. Get creative with your pics on the red carpet. Security won’t let you linger. At all!

I was lucky to snag this pic before heading in. From left to right: Crystal from simplybeingmommy, Marshall (our amazing Disney host for weekend), me, Tricia from Night Owl Mama, and Carey from Kids’ Movies & TV.

2. Wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing. The evening gowns are really just for the movie stars – us mere mortals can get away wearing just about anything.

As you can partially tell from my pic above, dresses, pants, or jeans are all acceptable on the red carpet. Emily Blunt was one of the few who could pull off (and afford) her beautiful Zac Posen gown.

3. Unlike other movie theaters where you may prefer a back seat, always…always get a seat up front for a premiere.

Because you just never know when an impromptu Elton John concert will happen. Crocodile Rock never sounded more amazing!

To read more on my trip to Hollywood, find it here. We’ll be posting interviews with Elton John, Emily Blunt, and James McAvoy the week of the movie’s release.

Disclosure: Thanks to Disney for the invite to this movie premiere and for covering our travel expenses. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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