HOW TO SET A FORMAL TABLE: 4 EXAMPLES

Are you interested in throwing a formal dinner? If so, we hope you will enjoy this post. We scoured the internet looking for great videos showing how to lay formal settings and how these settings can look once set.

The first table setting is by Luis, the butler at Highclere Castle. Luis has been working for the Carnarvon family at Highclere, where Downton Abbey was filmed, for 9 years. Courtesy of Country Living UK, Luis will show in the video below, how he lays the table for a typical dinner.

 

This next video is by Howcast. It is a moving tutorial that is detailed and very easy to follow. If you want to see more videos by them, please go to: https://www.howcast.com/videos/308988-How-to-Set-a-Formal-Table/

This next video is from the British TV series, Downton Abbey. Pay close attention to the differences between the settings in the videos above and this one. Below the video, we’ve included gifs to help you study the table at leisure. There are actually two different table settings included.

FORMAL BRITISH TABLE SETTING: A HOW TO GUIDE WITH TIPS

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