Planning the perfect wedding is difficult. And it’s a struggle shared by approximately 63 percent of brides. You have to find the perfect flowers, pick the venue, and coordinate colors throughout the venue itself. You’re in charge and the last thing you want to worry about is picking the perfect napkin to lay on top of the fitted tablecloth that matches your theme and color scheme. But it’s an absolute necessity. After all, the wrong linens can throw off the décor of your reception completely. Wondering how to choose the right option? Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind.
Did you pick a tablecloth that has a vibrant pattern or opt for one with a solid color? Believe it or not, this can make a huge difference in the type of napkin you choose. If you have patterned table linens, stick with a solid color for your linens. Use the pattern as a guide to pick the color. If there’s a shade you love in the pattern, try to find a color that matches it as closely as possible. If you chose a solid tablecloth, you’re free to either use a solid color or print for your wedding napkins. If you choose a solid color, try to pick a shade that complements your table linens. If you’re not sure what color to choose, opt for a solid neutral color like white or egg-shell. These colors are widely available and might even save you some money on the rental price. After all, whites and off-whites are easier to clean after the service ends.
Don’t Neglect Cocktail Napkins
Just because you’re renting cloth napkins for the reception doesn’t mean you won’t need some paper options as well. These little squares are perfect for drinks and cocktails and can be disposed of at the end of the party. When choosing cocktail napkins, consider making them match your wedding colors or theme. This way, they’ll look great when set on your rented table linen set. Best of all, if you customize the cocktail napkins, you’ll have a simple souvenir for people to take home with them. Just remember to order enough for each person to use at least three pieces. This way, your guests won’t have to worry about sweating glasses or leaving rings on tables at the venue. Any damage you or your guests do to the venue is your responsibility to cover.
Make Sure the Set-Up Team Can Fold the Napkins
Sure, you can lay the napkin on the table in a plain rectangle, but it won’t add visual impact to your table setting. Instead, ask your set-up team about the types of folds they know. If they’re not familiar with any more intricate folds, consider learning them yourself and handling that part of the setup. If you can’t spare the time, find a relative or close friend who is willing to help out. The more intricate the fold, the more your table setting will stand out. Remember, it’s your day, but why not make it as memorable as possible?
When ordering wedding table linens for your reception, it’s easy to forget certain components. Make sure you remember to order napkins as part of your rental package. As soon as you have a guest count, confirm your napkin rental and let the experts handle the rest.