Setting a formal table requires the proper placement of silverware, charger, plates, soup and bread plates, and different drinking glasses. Keep the best image for a formal table setting, placing name cards on top of the dessert plate, with tips from an etiquette specialist in this free video on manners and proper etiquette.
Setting a formal table is a little bit more elaborate then an informal table. We have many more things like for example more forks, more spoons, lets take a look and see. I'm Hazely Lopez from Hazely Academy of Refinement and Modeling. And lets take a look at how does a formal table look like. First we are going to start with the placements of the silverware which is going to be about an inch from the table. We are also going to take a look that we have the salad fork. We also have the main course fork. On your right you are going to see the knife and then you are going to have the soup spoon then you are going to have the appetizer fork. On the top you are going to see the desserts silverware which is basically the spoon and the fork. On the middle plate you are going to be using the biggest plate is called the charger plate. That's where you are going to be basically setting all of your other plates. Then we are going to follow that with the main plate. Also called the place plate. Then we are going to have the service plates and then we are going to have the soup plate, excuse me, where it's located on top of the service plate. Also take a look at the far left upper hand where you are going to find your bread plate also with your butter spread. And also you are going to take a look at on the right. You are going to see the water glass which is the first one on the left. Then a little bit more to the right, to the bottom you are going to see the red wine glass then on the far upper left side, you are going to see the white wine glass. And then you are going to have the after meal drink glass. Alright. Also lets take a look that if you are using a main card, please keep in mind that you can use that main card on top of that dessert silverware. Using a formal table definitely can be a little bit challenging. With a little bit of practice you'll see that you'll do a great job. It's always about keeping the best image in your table. It talks a lot about you. I'm Hazely Lopez from Hazely Academy of Refinement and Modeling. And always enjoy a great food in a great formal dinner table. Have a great day.