A proper table setting is important if you’re planning a formal dinner party, business function or a wedding reception. The following easy-to-follow layout can help with your table setting.
The general rule of thumb is to start from the outside of your place setting and work your way toward the service place (mail meal plate): soup spoon first, then fish knife and fork, then service knife and fork, etc.
It is often recommended that the salad fork (J) is placed to the left of the dinner fork (I).
However, in this formal setting, the dinner fork is placed before the salad fork because it is suggested that the guest waits for the main meal before helping him/herself to the salad.
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