The Richie Cunningham and Potsie Weber of newsletters is following new rules, seducing old plants, and shedding new-old neuroses.
Rachel, I think including the footwear on the invitation affirms the dress code and you’re good. And what a fabulous idea!
Maggie: SHOELESS, it is good. Like thoughtful Japanese hosts, you can offer a pair of house slippers to people who feel weird about their feet. (Except not at a dance party.) Keeping your shoes on inside is fine, long as it's a house like Houghton House, with marbled floors everywhere and a staff to mop them up. xo