This weekend I had the lovely job of participating in the Old Dominion Cotillion. Now I am not a debutante, and never will be, but I like to dress up, love to eat and enjoy a few cocktails.
Thursday night began with a Ring Dance. During this evening, the fathers present their debs with a ring that is specially designed for their debutante class. The mothers present their daughters with a bar stool. The stool is designed by each mother and is a reflection of the daughter. Finally, the debs meet their cadet escorts. After all the ceremony, we eat, dance, and drink.
Friday night is rehearsal night. We practice for literally 5 hours until it is perfect.
Saturday night is the main event. It’s the night of the ball when all the girls are make their premiere to society in their beautiful white gowns. We get to enjoy a wonderful meal, showcase our dance moves, down a few glasses of wine, and participate in the grand march.