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Personalized wedding napkins add a fun element to your reception, especially at the bar with cocktail napkins, customized with funny one-liners, hashtags, or cool designs to represent your style and the tone of your event. Napkins have come a long way in design and quality, which is why couples are going crazy over them right now.
Another reason for the sudden wedding napkin mania? Freaking COVID, you guys.
Besides having to change your date once — in some cases, twice! — couples, wedding vendors, and venues are taking extra precautions. This is just one reason why disposable paper goods, like napkins, are such a great addition to your wedding must-haves.
I mean, alcohol kills germs, right?! I kid.
Some of these precautions you’ve already become familiar with include:
• providing face masks to guests,
• seeing up sneeze guards at the bar,
• creating as-cute-as-humanly-possible sanitizer stations,
• swapping elegant glass for disposable cups for drinks,
and yes, now…
• disposable napkins instead of linen.
If you’re going to be using wedding napkins, here’s the answer to how to make a paper napkin look good.
You may be surprised to know these are actually quite stylish and chic right now, thanks to some seriously awesome designers.
Let’s get started: here is everything you need to know about custom wedding napkins: where to get them, what size you need, and how to make them look amazing.
Custom Napkins for Weddings
How to Make a Paper Napkin Look Good
This is a popular question: can you use paper napkins at a wedding? And can you make a paper napkin look good? Of course, you can — yes to both!
The trick to making your napkins look good is selecting only high-quality, custom-made napkins. Then, take it up a notch and add a funny hashtag (use a hashtag generator if you’re stumped), fun fact about how or where you met, use your Bitmoji — anything!
Linen Napkins vs. Paper
For formal weddings, we recommend linen napkins for dinner and cocktail napkins for the bar.
For informal weddings or outdoor receptions, paper napkins all the way, baby!
Once you see how beautiful these are, you may wonder why you haven’t been buying custom napkins for events your entire life.
Napkins add a perfect finishing touch.
What Size Wedding Napkins Do You Use?
One of the funniest things I noticed when looking at napkins for weddings? How many different sizes exist! You can get lost in the whirlwind, but don’t let that get you confused. All you need to know, really, are the three main sizes: luncheon, dinner, and cocktail napkins for weddings.
The napkins used at dinner are the largest size — 8 inches.
– Cocktail napkins are 5 inches.
– Luncheon napkins are 6.5 inches.
How Much Do Wedding Napkins Cost?
You can pay a pretty penny for most wedding upcharges, but wedding napkins are actually one of the reasonably-priced paper goods available.
I think it is because there are so many companies offering them, so competition is key.
With new printing styles, companies are able to print bulk napkins for cheap, so that’s also a benefit — the savings get passed on to you.
Regardless, you want to get quality napkins for guests to use that look awesome — without breaking the bank. We’ve broken it down into good, better, and best, outlined below.
Good napkins are 3-ply, include a design or wording, and are the kind of napkins you can buy for weddings in bulk.
Wedding Napkins Cheap in Bulk
BEST FOR: Couples on a budget or who don’t want/need custom or personalized wedding napkins
WHERE TO BUY: Buy wedding napkins cheap in bulk here. You can get 100 napkins for $13.99 — that’s insane, at around $0.14 each.
WHAT STYLE: These bulk wedding napkins read, “Love, Laughter, Happily Ever After” and have a gold foil or silver foil. The reviews are stellar and they look lovely, as you can see below. By CriskeyStore.
Could you spend even less? Sure, but here’s the kicker: PLY. Go with a decent ply.
I would go as far as to say: wedding napkins are as important as toilet paper when it comes to ply.
Yup, it’s that noticeable!
1-ply? Don’t even bother. Skip.
2-ply? Well, they work… but they’re a bit thin and feel cheap.
3-ply? Now we’re talking! Your best bet for wedding napkins that look elegant enough for your reception or bar (bridal shower, too!) is the 3-ply napkin.
Good? Good. Let’s move on to Better.
Better napkins are a step above — a cocktail-sized napkin. These custom wedding napkins are available in a nice large quantity size to save you money, make sure you have more than enough, and gives you the color customization and personalized hashtag, one-liner, pun, etc. for which you’ve been hoping. :)
BEST FOR: Couples who want personalized cocktail napkins for weddings.
WHERE TO BUY: You can buy these here at For Your Party and get them WITH or WITHOUT a date — totally up to you!
It is a great idea to skip the date printed on them if you’re unsure about restrictions in your area due to COVID.
These are currently on sale at the time of post, but even regularly price can save you a bundle because you can buy in large quantities.
For instance, right now you can get 300 for $99 or 100 for only $37 — an amazing price. Browse here for current pricing.
Now let’s talk about the best wedding napkins.
Ahhh… the best wedding napkins you can buy! These are napkin styles that can even have a full-color front, like these. You would expect to pay a lot of money for these, but again, we found them at 50% off right now for a limited time. See current pricing here.
Some ideas for the best napkins include getting a full-color engagement photo on the front, special gold foil accents, two-sided designs, and more.
One of our favorite ideas: get your Bitmoji printed onto your napkins! This is probably one of the most fun ideas out there!
Full-color napkins are available for showing off a favorite picture, like this:
From choosing your favorite colors to amazing gold foil or silver foil upgrades, these custom napkins for weddings are the best. You can upload an entirely custom design if you want to start from scratch or browse dozens of pre-made designs that look chic and stylish.
Make your mark with a fun wedding hashtag, show off your theme, or impress guests with your fun fact napkins that will keep the conversation going all night long.
This one about “The Office” makes me laugh!
They are completely customizable napkins, so have fun with it! It will give guests the opportunity to learn more about you, how you met, where you’d like to travel, hobbies, etc.
Now that you know the essentials about napkins for weddings, let’s show you additional styles to inspire you.
We spotted these custom wedding napkins here, so if you see a design you like or want to browse others, click on it below for details or to buy wedding napkins.
Where to Buy Custom Napkins for Wedding
Napkins have always been a wedding staple, but custom napkins? By now, you know that’s where the fun begins! :)
Whether you have a special theme, color palette, fun city or location, or a hilarious hashtag, you’ll find the best wedding napkins here.
Napkins aren’t just for weddings, either: we found custom napkins for parties and wedding events like an engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette bash, and more.
For the engagement party, this “She Said Yes” napkin is a fun, bold, and pretty option with rich gold foil. I’ve held this style of napkin in my hand and you can even feel the imprint of the foil — that’s how well-made it is.
Are you planning a bridal shower? These custom bridal shower napkins are a nice addition to your luncheon tables. There are so many designs to choose from or you can create your own napkins from a blank canvas.
If you’re not sure, a custom monogram napkin will work for all occasions: engagements, showers, rehearsals, and weddings.
Here are specific napkins for wedding receptions we found in a variety of examples: fall weddings, mountain themed weddings, starry night weddings — there’s something here for everyone’s style and budget.
These napkins feature “The Adventure Continues” with a mountain range, perfect for your mountain themed wedding.
Are you avid Friends fans? Me too. This lobster napkin is a fun idea — “He’s Her Lobster”, “She’s His Lobster”. Cute!
The bottom line: wedding napkins that aren’t boring is key.
The best wedding napkins are a 3-ply style, customized.
The worst wedding napkins are none at all. You need napkins, so even a bulk generic design is better than being without them.
The most popular napkin size is cocktail, which can be used for the bar, appetizers, and cake.
You can get custom napkins for your wedding here.
P.S. Do you want to tackle two big wedding tasks at the same time? We found an easy way to do it: buy wedding matches and napkins together! Wedding matches make great favors for guests — always a classic choice. You can bundle your personalized wedding napkins and get custom matches to coordinate here.
Hope it helps!
And show us your napkins in the comment box below! We’d love to see which napkins you’re using for your wedding, what style you choose, and what colors you guys are going crazy over. The star wedding napkins are my favorite design; although, if Andrew and I were doing a vow renewal we’d plan an outdoor starry night wedding with a barn. Totally. :)