I often hear from friends and family that they would love to entertain but that they shy away from it because they are just too overwhelmed by the rules or too intimated by the thought because they just don't know how to set a table properly. Friends, they are no rules when entertaining family and friends. Just some basic etiquette that is all. And when in doubt, start with the basic white plate, simple flatware and glassware.
It is just about having fun and enjoying each other's company while savoring a great meal. You can be as creative as your imagination allows.. We are so full of amazing ideas.. With that in mind, I thought this would be a relevant post for those wanting to learn to dress the table.
There are two types of table settings: informal and formal. Whether dining out at a restaurant or another's home, here is what you can expect as well as what you'll need to know as it pertains to table settings. Below I am sharing two diagrams that I found in the Internet for each type of setting, beginning with the more casual affair which are very helpful.