How many cocktail napkins do I need to order?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Maybe about 300 – two per person – then buy some plain white ones as a fall back if they run out?  That way, you can return the white ones if they aren’t opened.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We will have a similiar number of guests and I ordered 200 for the hour. My venue has regular napkins though, which be used when we run out. It’s cute to have, but I don’t want to spend a ton of money.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Funny you should ask, I just went through this calculation for my own wedding. We have the same number of guests–

For the bar/beverage station– (3-4 hour reception/party)

       -about 3 per guest  (150 guests x 3 napkins = 450 cocktail napkins)

For appetizer stations–

       -about 1-2 per guest  (150 guests x 1.5 napkins  = 225 napkins)

For dessert stations–

      -about 1-2 per guest  (150 guest x 1.5 napkins  = 225 napkins)

 

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