Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Role of the Napkin

Being creative with napkin folds is apart of the design when creating your reception tablescape. Most venues will provide your basic white or ivory table linens and napkins, and will fold them for free to your liking...if you ask. If they are unwilling, consider picking up the napkins a few days before the wedding and ask your bridesmaids to assist with the fold. And should you not be able to afford colored specialty table linens, consider getting colored napkins to add that punch to your guest tables. That way, whichever fold you decide will be more meaningful.

This fold can be consider your standard restaurant tri-fold, but a step above in my opinion especially with a colored napkin and place card siting upon the plate.

For a more clean, contemporary look, try placing the napkin on top, below or fold around the plate to add a 3-dimensional look to the table.

You could never go wrong having the menu card or reception program tucked away in the pocket-folded napkin. Even insert a floral bloom for an added punch of color.

Roll the napkin like a scroll and tie off with a colored ribbon. For a buffet or more casual affair, the flatware can be placed inside.

Should you want to add a bit of whimsy to your tablescape, tie the napkin in a knotted-fold and place across the plate.

Regardless which fold you consider, don't forgot the napkin and PLEASE don't have it hanging out the water glass :)

Until next time...WEDologize!
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1 comment:

  1. I think I want to have mine in a water glass Dez, like in a restaurant... what do you think? :-)



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