Wedding Table Settings
The décor of the tables at your wedding reception are of utmost importance, and while you are free to include your own personal take on the decoration such as table displays, there is a certain amount of table etiquette that is important to get right
The décor of the tables at your wedding reception are of utmost importance, and while you are free to include your own personal take on the decoration such as table displays, there is a certain amount of table etiquette that is important to get right.
Photo by Reveries Weddings and Events
Here are the things you must keep in mind when laying the table:
Cutlery: For fish you must provide a fork with three tines, for meat it has to be four. They should be placed to the left of the plate, and in the order that they will be needed, with the first needed item on the outside. A fish knife must be provided for fish, flat and spatula shaped, while a meat knife will have a serrated cutting edge, they should be found to the right of the plate, with the cutting edges facing inwards. A for for salad and a spoon for soup should be the outermost items, as soup and salad should be served very first of all. Dessert cutlery should be given out when it is time for dessert.
Glasses: they should be placed above the plate and cutlery, never to the side. The usual arrangement is a "triangle" with the white wine above the knife, the water to the left of that and the red wine below the two of them. Extra glasses for champagne toasts should be provided, ready filled, at the appropriate time.
Napkins: This should be placed either to the left of the plate or inside or on the main glass, and should always be placed in ones lap.
Once these simple steps are covered, the rest of the details are up to you!
Photo: Reveries Weddings and Events
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