How To: Set the dinner table properly with glass & silverware

Set the dinner table properly with glass & silverware

A great dinner party is great because of presentation, and you know that everything has its place on the table, but where exactly does everything go? Learn about the placement of everything, from silverware to glassware.

When setting a table, you should place the utensils (forks, knives, spoons, etc.) inside to outside. The guest will use those utensils, working from the outside in. Place the dinner plate about a thumbnail's distance from the edge of the table.

Those are just a few tips for setting a table properly. Also, see the best placement for the plate, dinner fork, dinner knife, salad fork, salad knife, soup spoon, dessert fork, dessert spoon, white win glass, water glass, red wine glass, champagne glass, bread and butter plate, butter knife, salt and pepper shakers, and finally… the napkin.

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