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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
What wedding napkin fold would best fit in your wedding tablescape?
Tableware Pocket Napkins
Tent-style Napkin Fold
Classic Fan Napkin Fold
Basic Napkin Fold
Basic Folded Napkins on Plates