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Formal & Casual Place Settings

All your table-decorating tactics are driven off one basic distinction: Is your party formal or casual? Settings for formal gatherings usually require linens, special-occasion dishes and much more flatware. On the other hand, settings for casual get-togethers are the opposite end of the spectrum, requiring placemats, everyday dinnerware and only the flatware basics.

Formal Place Setting

  • 1. Napkin
  • 2. Water glass
  • 3. Wineglass
  • 4. Bread plate
  • 5. Bread knife
  • 6. Soup bowl
  • 7. Soup spoon
  • 8. Dinner plate
  • 9. Salad plate
  • 10. Salad fork
  • 11. Dinner fork
  • 12. Dinner knife
  • 13. Dessert spoon
  • 14. Coffee cup
  • 15. Saucer

Casual Place Setting

  • 1. Drinking Glass
  • 2. Spoon
  • 3. Knife
  • 4. Dinner plate
  • 5. Fork

  • 6. Napkin