A rightly set table is the best way to honor guests at a dinner. Following proper table setting etiquette is an essential part of a formal or casual dinner. It gives a beautiful touch to the dining room as well as to the food served.
Right from the classy tableware to the beautiful tablecloth, each major and minor thing should be considered to make it an ideal dinner gathering. Here's how to set a table properly and give it that sophisticated and classy touch.
Things to Consider
The rule is that forks should be kept to the left and knives and spoons to the right. A cocktail fork, however, is an exception since it is placed on the extreme right side. The fork handles should point to the left and the spoon handles should point to the right. Also, the knife's blade will face the plate.
The bread plate can be placed to the left of the forks or just in front of them. Place the butter knife in front of the plate, horizontally. The glasses will go in front of the knives with the drinking-water glass closest to the plate. The wine glasses should sit to the right of the drinking-water glass.