3. Place the dinner napkin in your lap after everyone is seated.
4. If the place card/name card is a stand alone design, position it at the top of your place setting. This allows other guests (you may not know) to see your name.
5. Tuck any miscellaneous items under the rim of the charger or dinner plate. Do not leave trash exposed on the table and never place it on the floor.
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