(Closed) Dumb question about napkins…and linens

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Snow00774:  I think polyester napkins work much better & don’t show wear/use as easily (if you’re renting this could be an issue). Also, they tend to be much crisper once laundered, in the case that you want sharp creases or want them folded. 

Post # 7
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think you’ll be fine with poly napkins and satin table cloths.  Do you have the fabric with you?  and/or colors you can post pictures of (for napkin color)?

Post # 8
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My caterer reccomends poly napkins, says that satin doesn’t work well. It must be done rather frequently.

Is “apple” green? Maize is golden yellow? I would not include silver/silver because it probably won’t look as neat as the other two colors, but i dont think it will clash

Assuming these colors if you wanted a colored napkin you could go with a pale yellow or ivory, which will pop against the green and be enhanced by the yellow (as it will be a lighter/closer to white color) I would lean towards something close to white because the tablescape sounds like it will be bright. Alternately you could just use a white napkin, goes with anything and people expect it so people won’t be like “she put WHITE with the other colored tablecloth” 


Hope that helps. 

Post # 9
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Silver over silver will look a bit off, especially with other colors running around.  Poly napkins work a lot better than satin but neither are very crisp or foldable–so look into a pocket fold or a trior quarter long fold over the edge because that is all that is going to look decent with either napkin.  

Have you considered renting linens?  You can drape tables at the rental place to see how things will look–the people there will help you choose what looks best and what is within your budget AND you don’t even have to wash or deal with the durned things after the wedding–you (or whoever is cleaning up) just shove them in a bag and they are gone forever.  It feels silly to rent something when you can buy it for nearly the same cost but it’s so much easier to rent. You’ll never sell all that unless you sell it for a quarter of the cost, plus shipping, plus laundering all that nonsense, plus the hassle of dealing with it all.

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