The Most Perfect Way To Set a Formal Table

The holidays are getting closer to us. For sure we will have a guest and our loved ones will be together with us for a good dinner. When it comes for a dinner and especially for some formal occasion setting up a table is important also, it will make dining more comfortable for you and for your guest.

Although there is not some rule of how you can set up the table and what you should do for some special occasions still we thing that it will be great if we present you the most usable way of setting up a table for a formal dinner or meal at all. Maybe you already use it or maybe you have some other way that you are doing for the holiday but we suggest you to check the below and learn it it is the most common way of setting up the table and it is implemented almost everywhere. For presenting you the right way and for more precise we will not use our words of describing we will take the original from the creator of this setting. So take a look below and enjoy!


As we have mentioned above there is the explanation of the etiquette by Peggy post although there is a good visual explanation of the picture still wee need that it is a good to see the text also. By the way there is no some rule that this is the way that you must do, but this is one really cool way and a good explanation of setting up a formal table.

Be always good host and remember this way.

Bread plate: Butter knife handle faces right for easy reach.

Dessert fork and spoon: Lots of settings? Tuck in dessert utensils above the plate — fork handle left, spoon handle right.

Glasses: Water is placed above knives for easy access. If you’re serving both red and white wine, set glasses right to left in the order used: White wine for the first course on the outside, then red next for your entrée.

Utensils: Forks on the left; knives (blades in) and spoons on the right. Everything is placed from the outside in based on course order — for instance, set for soup, salad and then entrée.


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