What is formal dining?

Answer Not every dining experience can be considered formal. There are certain elements that must exist to classify a dinner party as formal dining. Well beyond which fork to use, there is a method to t... Read More »

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How do I use a charger for formal dining?

Add Color and Texture with ChargersUse chargers to add color and texture to your table settings and to protect table linens and surfaces from damage. Seasonal chargers can be especially festive w... Read More »

Do people still use formal dining rooms as dining rooms?

We have a dining room we eat in every night, though it's not very formal - nor is anything else in the house for that matter. If I did have a beautiful house, it would certainly have a gorgeous din... Read More »

How to Set a Formal Dining Room Table?

Preparing for a formal dinner party at your home can be a bit mind-boggling with the preparation of the food, dessert and drinks. Worrying about the proper placement of the table settings should no... Read More »

What is the Proper Way to Set a Table for Formal Dining?

Knowing where to place plates, flatware and cutlery on the table is a helpful skill when planning or hosting a formal dinner. The International Butler's Guild observes that setting the table proper... Read More »