I'm finding out that there are a lot of people that don't understand how you're required to dress for a black tie event.

Now, let me start off by saying that I'm no sort of high-class aristocrat. I'm just a regular guy, who does regular things. I'm pretty basic. I'm also pretty broke at all times, so I'm about as far from high society as it gets. Yet, somehow, I definitely and unquestionably understand the rules for a black tie event.

You see, my wedding is going to be black tie. We're going for a nice little "Old Hollywood" theme. Think of the Oscars. Think of any of those award shows you see. That's what we're trying to create at this wedding. The only problem is that, when we put "black tie event" on the invitations, there were a lot of people that had no idea what that would entail. There were folks that literally thought it was simply just wearing a black tie.

News flash: it's not.

A black tie event is a pretty formal deal. It's tuxedos and ball gowns. It's the real deal. Men, yes that means more than just your every day suit. Ladies, yes that means your dress needs to reach the floor, none of that above the knee stuff.

I was so shocked to find out that so many people didn't know this. Is this not common knowledge? Am I crazy? Please someone clarify this all for me. Please.

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