Crystal table setting
Table setting is the most important element of a festive, wedding or everyday table. Exquisite crystal glassware must follow the rules of etiquette, and then any event will be held at the highest level.
The mood of the guests depends on how the table is set — correctly laid out appliances make a truly festive meal out of an ordinary meal, timed to coincide with a certain event.
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The arrangement of crystal glassware is strictly regulated, regardless of shape, size and design. There are two methods (methods) of arranging devices:
Center. Provides for the serving of one drink. Stacks, wine glasses or glasses are placed behind the plate. A prerequisite is placement strictly perpendicular to its center. If alcohol is not provided for by the theme of the meal, but tea or coffee is served, the handles of the cups should be turned to the right.
Right-sided. It is used if the event provides for the serving of several drinks (weddings, anniversaries, banquets, etc.).
Crystal glassware is placed on the right side of the plate. The sequence depends on the size. First, large items are put, then — as volumes decrease. If an event requires additional glasses, the items are placed in several rows. Each of them should contain no more than three items.
What types of crystal glassware are used?
According to European standards of arrangement, the following crystal dishes should be on the tables:
- A glass of vodka.
- Glass for water or soft drinks.
- Glass for dry red wine.
- A glass for aperitifs, liqueurs and fortified wines.
- Glass for sparkling wines, etc.
In addition to beautiful crystal items, other cutlery and serving items should be prepared for each guest on the table, forming a single magnificent ensemble with thin, transparent glass.
What is the serving for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Festive events and meetings of guests can take place at different times of the day. Serving for breakfast, lunch and dinner is different. How to properly arrange appliances for your morning meal?
For breakfast, the following set of items is provided: a pie plate, a snack bar, a glass, a saucer, cups for tea and coffee. The dishes are arranged like this:
- The snack plate is placed against the center of the chair.
- Put a pie on the left.
- The knife is placed to the right of the diner. The blade should be facing the
- Fork — prongs up, to the left.
- The teaspoon is placed with the handle to the right, but parallel to the table.
- The beverage set is placed diagonally to the right of the main plate.
Dinner and evening table setting is as follows:
- The snack plate is placed on a stand.
- Put a pie on the left.
- Cutlery is placed between them — a knife and a spoon are placed on the right, and a fork is placed on the left.
- Wine glasses, glasses and wine glasses are placed in front of the cutlery.
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