|Styling Your Setting|
|Create a unique table setting by choosing tableware in interesting shapes, sizes and colors, flatware in distinctive patterns and glassware in varying heights and designs. |
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The theme of your wedding can be reflected in your choice of china, flatware and stemware.
Even the couple planning a rustic outdoor reception can continue their theme to their table setting with the choice of bright blue enamelware, stainless steel “rope” handled flatware and tables illuminated by the glow of candle filled wrought iron lanterns. | |
RC Special Events offers a choice of 11 different sets of dinnerware, colorful charger plates, 9 patterns of flatware in silver and stainless steel and a multitude of glassware styles to allow you the freedom to “style your setting” and reflect fully the motif of your wedding celebration.
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Proper Table Setting for Formal Dinner
At RC Special Events we are frequently asked questions about the "right" way to create a table place setting. The correct table setting is an essential part of any catered event. With the proper table setting techniques, you can be sure that your tables reflect approved table setting etiquette every time.
Note: If more than three or four courses are served, new silverware is brought to the table after all original silverware is used.
Popular Table Settings
- When setting a table, align silverware one inch from table edge (no more than 2" if using place mats.)
- As for the order of the flatware, whichever piece is to be used first is placed furthest from center for correct table setting.
- Just remember, forks on left side and spoons and knives with cutting edge facing plate on right.
- Exceptions to setting the table this way are:
- Cocktail/Oyster fork goes right of dinner spoon.
- Butter knife lies across bread plate.
- Dessert fork and spoon placed above with fork tines pointing right underneath spoon pointing left (shown in pic.) This is optional; they may be brought later with dessert.
- Dessert and salad fork is short tined and dinner is long.
- Water glass is above the knife. Wine glass (es) goes to the right of water.
- Coffee cup and saucer are placed to the right of knife and spoon.