Informal & Formal Place Setting Guide

We get asked all the time what is the proper placement of the flatware in a formal and informal setting for a reception.  Above if the diagram that we use.  We do on occasions place the napkin on the right side under the knife and spoons.  The napkins can be placed on top of the plate in a decorative way.  I have also seen it place under the plate.  We do not normally suggest putting it under the plate because of breakage.    Most weddings do not have the soup spoon but we do have 200 large spoons if you should ever need them for your reception.  Feel free when in doubt to email us at