Seating for Formal Dining

by Diane O

When seating at a formal dining table does the host seat at the head of the table and the hostess at the foot?

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Formal Dining Etiquette
by: Ms P Etiquette

​Hello Diane,

Because formal dining rules have become more fluid in the last 10 years, this is really up to the host and hostess to decide. I prefer each seated at opposite ends of the table because it gives the guests easy sight of you both and shows no favoritism.​

I wish you a lovely, formal dinner.

Ms. Practical Etiquette​

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