Why set a formal dining table with so many wine glasses?


20-40-60 Etiquette: Why set a formal dining table with so many wine glasses?
Four glasses of wine at one formal dinner? Doesn't that create a crowded table? 20-40-60 etiquette explains why or why not. Guest etiquette consultant is Hilarie Blaney.

Ask an etiquette question; get several answers; decide for yourself how to handle the situation. Callie Gordon, a college junior, is 20-something; Lillie-Beth Brinkman, The Oklahoman's assistant features editor, is in her 40s; Helen Ford Wallace, who writes a social column for The Oklahoman, is 60-plus. Callie and Lillie-Beth were debutantes; Helen has served on local ball committees. At times, we'll also provide a guest's answer.

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