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Add a Little Décor with a Charger Plate

If you are looking to add a little flair to your table, you should consider a charger plate, as these decorative pieces give your table an elegant look for dinner service. You can find a selection of charger plates on eBay. Here are a few things you need to know before you make a purchase.

What is a charger plate?

A charger plate is usually placed underneath your dining plate. It adds a little colour and decor to your table. These plates can be used for formal and informal events, and they can come in a variety of sizes and patterns to match any occasion. Most chargers can be used for both indoor and outdoor events. Charger plates have a practical purpose as well. They keep your fabric tablecloth protected from spills or stains from the plate.

Do the plates come in different materials?

You can find charger plates in a variety of materials. The more elegant plates are made of ceramic or glass. You can reuse these types of plates after each party or holiday. Many people buy plates to use only one time. Paper plates are meant to be thrown away after your event has finished. The most common materials include:

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Ceramic
  • Glass
Can you buy charger plates in bulk sizes?

If you are hosting an event, you will probably need more than one plate. You can purchase charger plates in bulk sizes or sets. You can find a selection of plates that will match your event's needs. Most chargers are sold according to their size. If you are looking for multiple sizes, you may have to purchase each set separately.

How do you use a charger plate?

There are some simple etiquette rules that you should observe when using a charger. Your plates should always be ready before the guests have arrived. Charger plates should be removed after guests have finished with the main course. The dinner plate and charger can be removed at the same time. However, some people leave the charger on the table throughout the entire dinner service. You should never use a charger when serving dessert. Many people place the charger at least 25 millimetres from the edge of the table. This setting gives you a balanced alignment on the table. Chargers are not a substitute for a plate. They are meant to enhance the appearance of the meal and should never be used as dinnerware.

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