When hosting a dinner party at home, you don’t need five glasses and ten pieces of flatware. Our dinnerware rental Collections each contain the basic elements for setting up a dinner table that falls somewhere between informal and formal that will make any occasion feel extra special.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to set up A Table to Love by yourself.
STEP 1… – How to set a table
Extend the runner in the center of the table and place charger plate about 2” from the edge of the table.
Set the dinner plate on top of the charger and the salad plate on top of the dinner plate.
STEP 3… setting up a dinner table
Lay the napkin in between salad and dinner plates (this step may vary according to where the napkin will be placed). You could also do a different napkin fold.
This is a question that we get a lot… How to set up flatware in a dinner table?
The dinner fork (large one) goes to the left of the plates and the salad fork (small one) to the left of the dinner fork. The knife goes to the right of the plates and the dinner spoon (large one) to the right of the knife. The dessert spoon (small one) goes on the upper corner of the plates.
STEP 5… – setting up a dinner table
Set the glassware on the right upper corner placing the water glass to the left of the wine glass and about 1.5” towards the top.
STEP 6… how to set up a table
Repeat Steps 1-5 for every seat you will use at your dinner table.
Flowers make everything prettier. Add a large vase to the middle of the table or a few small ones if you want to go with multiples. Just remember to keep the overall height of the flowers to a height that won’t obstruct the view between your guests.
Light it up! candlesticks are always a good idea when setting up a dinner table. Add at least two for every 4 guests. The more the merrier. Just keep them as far away as possible from flowers and always use non-drip candles. This way the candle holders and linens won’t get damaged with the dripping wax.
STEP 8 – After setting up a dinner table…
Have an amazing time hosting! And don’t forget to share the fun with us @atabletolove, and use the hashtag #atabletolove
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What do you think? Fun and easy enough to try at home? Leave a comment below if you will set up a dinner table soon…