Cloth napkins. These two simple words might not seem so significant in relation to planning your wedding reception or other special event. Especially compared to planning the venue, menu, and centerpieces. Besides, choosing the linens for your special day seems like a pretty straightforward process, right? Not so! Choosing the linens for your event venue can be a tricky business. While dinner napkins serve a practical function, they also offer an aesthetic appeal. You have surely heard that saying, “it’s all in the detail.” With the right napkins accompanying your dinnerware and table linen, your venue gains an elegant appeal. This in turn helps immerse your guests in the significance of the day.
So then how do you go about making sure you choose the right napkins for your special day?
Coordinate Colors with the Theme of Your Event Venue
You are in luck if you have already chosen a color palette for your venue. A creative combination of colors, a fun pattern or an unexpected accent in cooperation with your color theme adds a dose of personality to your big day. As a rule of thumb, remember to keep a slight contrast in color between your napkins and table linens. If these two elements match, the napkins then become obsolete in terms of visual appeal. Napkins, napkin rings, and other such details are for wedding venues what jewelry is for an outfit. As an accessory to your tabletop presentation, use your cloth napkins as an accent for a pop of color!
Enliven Your Wedding Decor with Inspiration Borrowed From the Seasons
If you do not have a chosen color palette, you can enliven your tables with inspiration from the seasons. This is a truly enchanting idea especially for outdoor weddings or venues that invite the views inside. As you pick out your napkins, keep in mind the natural setting of your location.
Perhaps your reception is held indoors and the windows frame out sweeping views of a valley draped in fall foliage. If so, our wholesale Taffeta Napkin 20″x20″ – Gold will mimic the warm hues of the landscape beyond. Or maybe your wedding is a breezy summer occasion at the beach. Then our bulk Polyester Napkin 20″x20″ – Baby Blue takes its cue from the lapping waters of your sea-side locale.
Even if your venue does not have direct views of nature, you can still draw inspiration from the seasons.
- Spring, colors of pastel yellow, baby blue, mint green or blush pink will best complement your wedding reception.
- Summer, Fuchsia, yellow, turquoise or orange harmonizes a summer setting.
- Autumn, Emerald green, burnt orange, willow green or chocolate brown set a warm tablescape in the autumn months.
- In Winter, royal blue, navy blue, burgundy or plum makes for a romantic table setting.
Looking for further inspiration? Our color wheel post will help you match your desired color scheme within the complementing shades!
Keep it Classic
There is nothing quite as elegant as the traditional color staples of white, silver or black. These color choices create an elegant color palette. Their solid hue also allows you to play around with other color aspects without clashing with the linens. White and silver can be used for more airy and bright events. Black can be used to enhance the atmosphere of an event held indoors. As a final reminder, your napkins should remain at a slight contrast so they do not disappear against your tablecloth.
Paying careful consideration in all design aspects, down to the smallest detail, will ensure a unique and memorable occasion. Plus, as an added bonus, the cloth napkins you choose can be reused for almost any event. They can even be used at home for everyday meals, holiday or dinner parties.