Have you ever wondered how to set a table? The holidays are here, and with it, dinner parties as well as formal family meals that finally put grandma’s silver to use. Laying them out, however, can be a confusing task: what utensils to use, and which order to place them in, depends on everything from the style of the event to how many courses you’re having. (A general rule of thumb? Every utensil put on the table should be used—so you can skip the spoon—and set in order of use, from the outside in.)
With these questions in mind, Vogue’s compiled a handy guide—with photo examples—on how to properly set a table, whether you are having a casual weekday meal or a fancy Christmas feast.
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