What does "black tie optional" mean? We are having our reception at a mansion and it will be a formal sit down in the evening. My relatives suggested making it "black tie optional." I'm considering it I guess, but I don't know what it would mean for my guests. Opinions? Past experiences?
And try not to get too negative, please. I noticed some ladies have strong feelings on the subject; let's keep it a calm discussion. I just want to get some info. Thanks!