Diagram of formal table setting. This is the way I was taught as a child.

The full formal place setting. If you are unsure which utensil to use or do not know how to eat a certain food, its best to delay by having a sip of your beverage and watch what others are doing.

French place setting diagram (commentaries in English here. There is a similar pin but in French elsewhere on this cuisine board.)

Setting the table, à la Française

French place setting diagram (commentaries in English here. There is a similar pin but in French elsewhere on this cuisine board.

Creating a Formal Table Setting

Creating a Formal Table Setting

Tips for the Perfect Formal Table Setting

Tips for the Perfect Formal Table Setting

10 Steps to Create a Formal Table Setting

10 Steps to Create a Formal Table Setting

Black and gold modern wedding tablescape on striped table linens with white floral centerpieces.

How to Set the Table | Formal Table Setting

What's the Proper Way to Set the Table?

How to Set the Table | Formal Table Setting

Do you get confused by which fork to use at a formal table setting or which foods are OK to eat with your fingers at a fancy restaurant? Use this helpful guide to brush up on your dining etiquette.

Do you get confused by which fork to use at a formal table setting or which foods are OK to eat with your fingers at a fancy restaurant? Use this helpful guide to brush up on your dining etiquette.

Make every dining experience special with the Embroidered Snowflake Napkins from ED Ellen DeGeneres. White snowflakes add an elegant touch to sophisticated grey cotton, designed to complement both casual and formal table settings, all season long.

ED Ellen DeGeneres Embroidered Snowflake Napkins (Set of 4)

Make every dining experience special with the Embroidered Snowflake Napkins from ED Ellen DeGeneres. White snowflakes add an elegant touch to sophisticated grey cotton, designed to complement both casual and formal table settings, all season long.

Formal & Casual Dining Inspiration

Formal & Casual Dining Inspiration

Martha weigns in on the proper way to set a formal table.  Includes a nice numbered diagram that breaks down placement, glasses, and cutlery.  Martha Stewart Living, November 2012.

Formal Table Setting

Formal Table Setting - Martha Stewart Entertaining - According to Martha napkin placement is acceptable on the plate, under the forks, or to the left of the forks.

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