Modern & Classic Napkin Folding For Weddings

Wedding receptions are all about decking out the tables and adding dashes of personality to your space. Napkins, of all things, provide an easy way fun to dress up your wedding reception tablescape with creative napkin styling that will have guests talking ... and that adds that extra-special touch to the day's decor. Be inspired by these simple napkin folding ideas that you can easily do yourself (or encourage your wedding venue to do).

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

It doesn't have to be complicated, nor do you need to attend an origami class to to learn how to fold napkins! Take your venue to the next level with our little intro to napkin folding for weddings from real receptions and tablescapes.

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Draped NapkinsLikely the most common and trendy, yet elegant way to "fold" your napkins. Draped napkins that are tri-folded add a pop of color at every angle. (Photo credits: Ashleigh Laureen Photography | Renee Nicole Photography)

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Simple TrianglesYou can't go wrong with easy elegance! Simply fold a square napkin into diagonals until you have a chic layered triangle. (Photo credit: Sarah Beach Photography)

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Tableware Pocket NapkinsTuck some or all of the tableware into these neat, perfect little pockets. What a chic way to stow the utensils! (Photo credit: Marlayna Photography)

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Tent-style Napkin FoldThis is another popular napkin fold we're seeing in so many weddings lately! It's romantic, adds dimension, and serves as a great way o tuck your wedding favors under.  (Photo credits: Jennifer B. Photography | Molly Jo Collection

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Elegantly Rolled Napkins to Prettify PlatesYou can kind of go off the cuff with these rolled napkins that have a layered look! Think of a "messy bun" hairstyle and translate that to napkins. Roll them until they satisfy your style. (Photo credits: Lacy Matusek Photography | Jenna Hidigner Photography)

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Classic Fan Napkin FoldThis wedding napkin has been around a long time, and it is still exquisite as ever! Simple to do, as you just fold it as you would a paper fan.  (Photo credit: Fornear Photo)

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Basic Napkin Fold Between PlatesSuper simple, and a great way options for formal dinners that have a lot of dishes as part of each place setting. Fold in half or a trifold and place vertically or horizontally underneath a salad or appetizer plate. (Photo credit: Mr. & Mrs. Photography)

Pretty Napkin Folding for Weddings

Basic Folded Napkins on PlatesThis is super simple, but definitely spruces up your tablecape. Simply fold your napkins in half or in a trifold, and place your menu cards across the top. (Photo credit: Leigh Wolfe Photography)

Interested in exploring all kinds of different wedding napkin folds?  Find a variation of napkin folds and etiquette instructions here.

 

Comments

love this post! i remember agonizing for weeks over cool way to fold the napkins. thanks for sharing!

Love this post as well!

I love the red and white place settings with the wooden balls down the center of the table. With a lower centerpiece, conversations are easier during the meal. Otherwise, you may run into the awkwardness of talking to a floral centerpiece instead of the bride's irretrievably handsome, single cousin.

My brother's groom's dinner is this weekend, and my mom is planning red bandanas for napkins, tied with a raffia bow - in honor of the couple moving out west after the wedding.

Wow, I didn't know there were so many different ways to fold a napkin. Some of the ways are so innovative and really bring out your wedding colors! Thanks for the inspirations!

I love to see how small details can make such an impact!

Does anyone know the name of the blue napkin fold? It is the second to last image.

I'm looking for how to do this fold too! Thanks

Hi Marie, Thanks for visiting Truly Engaging! I peeked around and I think this type of fold is called "candle". Here is a tutorial and I think if you use the right size napkin, you'll be able to achieve the same look as the lovely blue fold. http://www.weddingdetails.com/planning-and-tips/napkin-folding-arrangements/ By the way, your English is just fine! :) Best wishes for your August wedding! Heidi

I would love to know how to fold like the depiction of the blue napkins. Very lovely and elegant. Have anyone found the instructions for this?

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