Attention to detail is the most significant factor that turns your wedding day from good to absolutely fabulous. Whether it is in personalized cups for weddings from My Wedding Reception Ideas, stunning decor, or a thoroughly impressive cake, every couple needs something with that extra ‘pizzazz’ to turn their event into a truly memorable one.
A great place to start for small details and embellishment is the tablescape. Unfortunately, people often forget to pay attention to what is placed on the tables with a hundred different things to look after, payments to make, and wedding gift bags to pack. They don’t realize that table decor is often one of the first things their guests notice, and it is what the guests will spend most of their time looking at (besides the happy couple, of course!)
Personalized wedding napkins are the best way to enhance your table decor without adding more expenses to your wedding budget. My Wedding Reception Ideas lets you create stunning napkins with your initials, wedding logo, or any other design that you would prefer. Try out these creative and unique napkin folding ideas to take it further a notch! You will find the perfect fold for your wedding cocktail napkins, no matter what aesthetic you prefer.
Cocktail Napkins With a Basic Fold
We’ll start with the simplest trick on folding napkins. The basic fold is your ordinary napkin fold but enhanced with embellishments and personalized tidbits. You can add place cards, thank you notes, or other adornments on top of the basic fold to make it look fancier. Try out these personalized cocktail napkins from My Wedding Reception Ideas for the perfect basic fold!
Drape these Geometric Wreath Napkins
Some call it the waterfall, while others consider it the draped style. In both cases, draped//waterfall napkins look gorgeous on your tablespace and work well if you don’t plan to have plates at each guest’s spot on the table. This is common when food is served buffet style, and these personalized geometric wreath napkins will help you mark each guest’s spot properly.
You need to fold the geometric napkin in longitudinal rectangles and drape them on the table, allowing a few inches to hang off. This can add a beautiful pop of color to the table while making it easier for your guests to take their places.
Dinner Napkins With a Single Pocket Fold
A single-pocket fold for your personalized wedding napkins isn’t just beautiful; it also looks quite classy. This versatile napkin fold creates the perfect little spot to tuck in the cutlery neatly and delicately. You can also place menu cards or thank you notes in the pockets and dress them up for the occasion. Place a natural element on the top of the dinner napkin, like twine or some baby’s breath flowers, for a genuinely charming napkin look.
Make Romantic Hearts With Monogrammed Napkins
Who doesn’t love an extra touch of romance on their special day?
If your wedding theme allows it, go for heart-shaped wedding napkins with monograms on your big day! Of course, the best color to choose for these napkins is red, but you can quickly get away with pink or even gold if it works better with your wedding decor. This chic yet oh-so-romantic napkin fold style is perfect if you’re a Valentine’s Day couple or you have set your wedding date around the middle of February.
Oversized Pockets on Custom Initials Linen
Your napkin pockets can vary in-depth. The oversized pockets style ensures you receive enough space to tuck in the menu card or cutlery well. The oversized pockets fold the perfect choice if you have spent time, effort, and money creating intricately designed menu cards. You can tuck in the card within the napkin pocket, or simply get custom initial linen from My Wedding Reception Ideas to ensure that the calligraphy of your wedding initials stands out. This puts the crest in focus, and your guests will love this attention to detail!
Loosely Gathered Photo Napkins
If frills and flowers are your styles, you will love this fold for your wedding napkins!
The loosely gathered fold complements loose, flowy, and floral tablescape decorations. So, you should place a centerpiece with fresh flowers and a relaxed feel. Instead of folding your photo napkins in pockets or squares, loosely gather the cloth and tie it up using ribbons. You can add a personalized place card or thank you note under the ribbon for an even better look.
Drape and Tuck Some Custom Printed Napkins
If the draped fold isn’t quite working for you, there is a way to enhance it for a more polished look. Opt for wedding reception napkins that match your tableware like these custom printed premium linen and place them beneath the salad plates. You should let the napkin drape slightly over the table’s edge for that posh yet creative look. Remember, this napkin style works best in a monochromatic setting, with the tableware being of the same color and contrasting against the texture of the table.