If you feel lost when it come to setting a formal table whether it is for your wedding or any other event, here are some tips you should be aware of:
We have compiled a few images to help you set your table:
The napkin is placed on or to the left of the fork. You also don’t have to place a bread plate and butter knife, they are optional.
The dinner fork, the larger of the two forks, is used for the main course; the smaller fork is used for a salad or an appetizer.
The napkin can be either placed on the left of the forks, or in the dinner plate.
The salad plate is placed next to the forks.
The dessert utensils can be placed on top of the plate, or with the rest of the utensils being the closer to the plate.
The service plate is the large plate, also known as the show plate, is placed underneath the plate of your first course. When you are done with the first course, the service plate is used for the entrée or appetizer.
The fish knife is placed on the right of the dinner knife and has a special shape.
Dessert spoons and forks are brought in on the dessert plate just before dessert is served.