Formal Dinner Table Arrangement

Formal Dinner

Ever wondered how to set up a the many utensils and glasses for a formal dinner?

This helpful placement chart will guide you on the dinnerware you have for your event.


Plate and Utensil Placement

The following information is courtesy of Singapore Brides

Formal Table Setting

It is actually a very simple and logical rule with utensils – always start from the outside of your place setting, and work your way towards the service plate: soup spoon first, then fish knife and fork, then service knife and fork.

a. Napkin
b. Side plate and butter knife for dinner rolls
c. Salad fork
d. Fish fork
e. Dinner fork
f. Service plate.
g. Dinner Knife
h. Salad knife
i. Soup spoon
j. Red wine glass
k. White wine glass
l. Water glass
m. Dessert fork/spoon

Enjoy you dinner!