When it comes to hosting a party, we can all admit it’s fun to make your guest feel welcome with a detailed place setting. When setting a formal table, it’s not as complex as it may seem. However, the more formal it gets the more confusing it may become. Today the Fairy Godmother team has you covered for your next party on all-things formal place settings. Now, let’s put everything on the table, starting with the plates.
Charger: A charger is the largest dinner plate and is often textured or decorated in design. You don’t eat off of the charger, instead other plates are set on top of it.
Dinner Plate: A large plate used to serve the main course. The dinner plate in set on top of the charger.
Salad Plate: This is a smaller plate used to serve appetizers or salads. The salad plate sets on top of the dinner plate.
Bread Plate: This is the smallest of all the plates, used to serve bread and butter.
Flatware is arranged on the table in the order you will use it, starting from the outside of the place setting, working toward the center.
Salad Fork: This small fork is used to eat salads or appetizers. This fork is on the left side of the dinner fork.
Dinner Fork: This is the biggest fork on the table, used to eat the main course. This fork is placed between your plate and your salad fork.
Dessert Fork: This is the smallest fork on the table and is reserved for eating dessert. Place the dessert fork and spoon horizontally above the charger. The dessert fork should be closer to the charger, with the tines to the right, and the dessert spoon should be above it.
Dinner Knife: This larger knife is used to eat the main course, and can be replaced with a steak knife if required.
Bread Knife: This small knife does not have a sharp edge and is used for spreading butter. The bread knife should be placed horizontally from the bread plate.
All glasses should be set above the knives, to the right side of the charger. From left to right, the glasses should be arranged as follows: Water, wine, and champagne.
Water Glass: This glass can either be a flat-bottomed cup or a goblet with a short stem. The water glass belongs to the right of the plate, just above the main dining knife.
Wine Glass: The wine glass should be set to the right of the water glass.
Champagne Glass: This narrower, taller glasses often have long stems and can be a coup, tulip, or flute shape. This glass is the farthest from the charger.
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