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Since we usually opt for hosting casual dinners with close friends it doesn't really matter if we've set the table the right way or not. But sometimes it's nice to get a refresher on the rules so we know when and how to break them:
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From the Emily Post Institute here are 3 ways to set the table depending on how formal a meal it is. See all the details and directions here.

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