Touch of Elegance Through Wedding Napkins
It is often the smallest details that turn ordinary weddings into extraordinary affairs. The perfect accessories can do a great deal to enhance a wedding. Wedding napkins can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any reception. Napkins are also an easy way to add a touch of color to your reception. A number of decisions should be made early in the planning process to ensure the selection of perfect wedding napkins.
The first decision to be made is whether cloth or paper napkins will be used. Paper napkins are very inexpensive. Cloth napkins will cost a little more but are often a part of formal wedding receptions. When opting for cloth napkins, polyester will be less expensive than linen. Either polyester or linen napkins will be fine for most formal wedding receptions.
The color of the wedding napkins is very important. Brides and grooms have many choices when it comes to color. Many couples choose the elegant white or ivory napkin while others are opting to use napkins in hues that will accent the wedding’s secondary colors.
Most weddings will require napkins in at least two different sizes. The traditional dinner napkin may be up to 18 inches when unfolded. Cocktail napkins are often scaled down versions of dinner napkins. These smaller napkins usually measure about nine inches. Brides may opt for two entirely different wedding napkins. Luncheon napkins are smaller than dinner napkins but larger than cocktail napkins. These napkins are typically used for daytime affairs or may be placed on the dessert table at evening weddings.
After material, size and color, the most important thing to consider is the design of the wedding napkins. The sheer number of options is staggering. Personalized napkins add a wonderful accent to a wedding. Common themes are napkins designed with the names or monogram of the bride and groom. Some couples elect to purchase wedding napkins which incorporate a design. A common practice is to order at least one type of engraved napkin. The secondary napkins may have a different engraving or they may have no engraving at all. There is no right or wrong when it comes to engraved napkins. Engraved or monogrammed napkins will be more expensive.
The number of wedding napkins needed should be decided before napkins are ordered. As a general rule, plan on one or two dinner and luncheon napkins per guest. Do not skimp on cocktail napkins. Couples should plan on ordering at least two to three cocktail napkins for each guest. Cocktail napkins are also ideal for using with appetizers.
Wedding napkins are generally one of the least expensive items that will be required for the special day. For this reason, ordering a larger quantity will do little to affect the wedding budget. A good napkin can do a lot to enhance the wedding reception. They can add a touch of class, whimsy, or color to any reception.
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