A beautifully folded napkin can dress up any tablescape. So if you’re wedding budget isn’t conducive to extravagant and costly centerpieces, consider having your dinner napkins folded in a unique or special way. Great idea … but who is going to fold all of those lovely napkins?! Well, you could assign the task of folding the napkins to your bridal party, do it yourself, or if you’re really lucky your reception venue will do all of the folding for you. However, you may not want to get too creative on the fold, as your wedding venue or caterer may not have the staff to implement a tricky fold for 200+ guests. Also, some folds might require a stiffer (100% cotton) napkin, which isn’t what caterers or venues always carry. So, you’ll want to check with them before you decide on a particular fold.
Need some napkin fold ideas? There are a multitude of “napkin folding” websites out there, as well as books on the subject (try Amazon.com). I found a few basic, relatively easy napkin folds on the following websites: