Perfect wedding table setting
A wedding banquet is an integral and longest part of a wedding celebration. Tables abound in delicious dishes and appetizers, and they require appropriate wedding table setting. There are general recommendations that must be taken into account and observed when serving.
Even if there is not enough time, it is not necessary to decorate and arrange tables in advance.
Do not clutter the tables with decorations; they will disturb guests.
Guests should be free enough, closely spaced chairs will prevent them from going out without disturbing the people sitting nearby.
Dishes are set on the middle of the tables, leaving free space for appliances. Tables should be wide enough.
When setting a wedding table, a tablecloth, napkins, devices, dishes, crystal should be combined in color, style and complement each other.
When spreading the tablecloth, you need to pay attention to the fact that the fold should be located exactly in the middle of the table. Molton is usually placed under the tablecloth – a soft cloth, the dimensions of which exactly repeat the dimensions of the table. This is done so that the devices can be lowered silently on the table and hot dishes do not spoil the surface of the countertop.
Floral arrangements that will decorate the table should not be too high, so as not to interfere with the guests to see each other and the bride and groom. A wedding table setting may include small vases that are placed near each appliance or a boutonniere pinned to a napkin. For self-decoration of the tablecloth, you can take satin ribbons and cross them to sew them on the tablecloth. At the intersection of the ribbons, pin fresh flowers. A table so decorated should not be lavishly covered with utensils.
Avoid strongly smelling flowers, their aroma is able to interrupt the smells of the dishes themselves.
Do not immediately place too many dishes when serving a wedding table, it will be overloaded. There is a sequence of serving dishes that will help to avoid chaos on the table.
Plates are placed at a distance of 2-3 cm from the edge of the table, and – 70-80 cm from the center of one device to the center of another.
Served dishes must be decorated and decorated in an appropriate manner.
Salt shakers, plates with bread and fruit are arranged in such a way that each of the guests can easily take them.
The dishes themselves are placed on the entire free middle part of the table: sauces, salads, snacks. They are served separately common appliances: spatulas, spoons, tweezers.
When setting the wedding table, cold snacks are arranged in such a way that identical dishes are repeated in each part of the table and guests have the opportunity to reach them.
Bottles of drinks are placed in different parts of the table. Drinks are served in beautiful decanters, jugs, champagne in an ice bucket. The alcohol should be arranged so that any guest can take a nearby drink.
Before serving, the bottles are uncorked and the neck is cleared of cork. Only champagne is served corked. Home-made liquors and tinctures are served in carafes and jugs.
Masterfully folded napkins are an indispensable element of serving a wedding table.
Liqueurs, tea and coffee are served after meals and are not on the table. A separate sweet table is often served.
Devices are laid out according to the menu and each guest should have a complete set of devices.
What does the set of devices for one person include?
A small plate on which a beautifully folded napkin is placed.
They don’t put a deep plate right away, but bring it later.
A table knife is placed on the right side of the plate. The blade should be turned towards the plate.
The fish knife is placed next to the dining room, moving away from the plate, according to the rules of serving the wedding table.
A tablespoon is placed on the right side of the snack knife.
The table fork is located on the left side of the plate.
Fish fork – to the left of the table fork.
A dessert knife, a fork and a spoon are usually located between the plate and the crystal, so that it would be convenient to take them: a knife, a spoon with your right hand, and a fork with your left. Dessert devices are not accepted to lay crosswise.
A plate for butter is to the left of the crystal. An oil knife is placed on it.
Glass for water.
Glass for red wine – to the right of the glass for water.
A glass for white wine is to the right of a glass for red wine.
A glass of champagne is between a plate for butter and a glass for water.
All devices must be from one service!