Prim and Proper:  How To Set a Formal Dining Table

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We’re covering why, when, and how to set a formal table with  step-by-step instructions to make the process a breeze the next time you  host.

For special occasions and holidays, knowing these steps is an excellent skill and adds elegance and sophistication.

Get ready to see how to enhance your next dining experience!

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Laying Placemats 

Helps make cleanup a breeze and protect against accidental scratches.


Dinner Plate

Put it in the center of each placemat with room for utensils and glasses on either side.



Crisply folded, or through a decorative napkin ring on top of each bowl or plate.



The order in which these utensils are arranged depends on what type of meal you’re serving.

Find out the proper placement by swiping up!

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Set Glasses

Have both water and wine glasses on the place setting.


Decorative Accents

Small touches can add an extra pop of elegance to your table setting.

Tap the link below for common mistakes to avoid when setting a table.

Now that you know how to set a table, all that’s left is putting it into practice.

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