Queen Charlotte's Ball

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@howtobeawife:  Non-UK bee and oh my goodness teenage me would love it! A reason to play dress up? YES! 😀

Post # 4
Member
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m English, but this is only for debs, LOL… not plebs like me!

Post # 5
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m from the UK and I think it’s ridiculous. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I think it’s outdated, ridiculous, and sexist. 

@howtobeawife:  @pengoala:  There are debutante balls in the US too. I turned down my invitation to be a debutante because even as a teenager I felt this way about them.

Post # 7
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissMarple:  That’s fair. 🙂  I guess I don’t love the implications of it, but I love dressing up so much that personally I’d just want to wear the dress. I know, I’m really stupid, haha. 😛

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@pengoala:  I like dressing up too, so I can certainly see your point about that. 😉

Post # 9
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Busy bee

This is for the aristocracy and upper classes only so most girls would never even have the chance.

My thoughts? It’s a high-end cattle market that propogates sexist, classist and elitist mores.  

Post # 10
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2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This totally reminds me of cotillion in my college. lol. With that said (and judging by my wedding) I love any excuse to don a gown and dress with a man in a tux! Love it!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

That looks like an episode of Gossip Girl. And I love it. 

Post # 13
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855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would not enjoy curtseying to a cake because a monarch in ages past went crazy and thought it would be funny.

I think it’s pretty silly.  But like another PP, I turned down one of those silly invitations in high school because most of the women involved pretended as though they cared about philanthropy and education, but when it came down to it, they were more interested in creating their own enclave of society to reflect on how great they thought they were.

Then I went to a private school and joined a sorority.  Oh the irony.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@LittleCricket:  Same here, I also went to a private school and joined a sorority!!! Hahaha we’re twins! 😉

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Amazed at all the negativity here… I love balls of any description, and there’s a lot to be said for harmless but fun things like this, IMO.

It’s just a ball, at the end of the day.

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