Napkin Folding 101
By Ashley Honeycutt with Party Perfect
Did you know you can make your tablescapes more interesting and glamorous without spending more money? An easy and fun way to make this miracle happen is through fun, festive, or fancy napkin folds! Use the napkins you already rented for your tables and let them work for you, not against you. Here are a few examples and tutorials to get you on your way!
Wine Glass Fold
An all-time favorite (and one that’s just so simple you can’t go wrong) is the Wine Glass Fold. This is great for any occasion. Add a pop of color, a little bit of height, and don’t worry about set up because this one is easy-peasy!
Bow Tie Fold
Is your fiancé dead-set on the trendy bow tie look for himself and his groomsmen? Play it up with this adorable Bow Tie Fold! Dress it down with a checkered napkin or keep it crisp and clean with a solid, matching your wedding colors. Either way, your guests will be sure to remember this special touch.
Are you obsessed with the look of classic elegance? Then the Pyramid Fold is your next go-to trick for tabletop design. You’ve seen this fold at your local high-end steakhouse and you’ve seen it in those sleek Pinterest pictures you saved to your board. No muss, no fuss, just the look of attention to detail that will leave a lasting impression on everyone.
Let’s say you’re a sucker for romance and anything with a heart on it is calling your name. The harps are being delicately plucked, your candles are all lit, and your plates are adorned with the oh-so-adorable Heart Fold. There’s nothing cheesy about these expressions of love. Best paired with a simple white plate and sleek flatware pattern, this fold will let your napkin skills really shine.
This final fold looks much more difficult than it really is – and your guests are sure to agree! Use the Rose Fold to accentuate your garden-party themed event. Jaws will drop and phones will fly out to snap Instagram photos of your gorgeous display.
No matter which fold you choose, you will definitely impress your guests. Remember that tiny details sometimes make the biggest impact and that you don’t always need to spend a pretty penny to have a pretty table!
Ashley is a tenting expert at Party Perfect who dedicates her time making sure her clients’ outdoor weddings are flawless, rain or shine. Please visit www.partyperfect.com for more information.