Post # 1
I am having a hard time figuring out what I need to get for my reception and I was hoping I could find some help! We are having a cocktail hour with appetizers and an open bar. What are the suggestions as to what I should purchase napkin and coaster wise? Bev naps for apps and coasters for bar? Do I need napkins for cake table? I know this is probably a silly question, but I dont know where to start!
Post # 3
I would err on the side of too many napkins. Much better than running out of napkins and if you’re not getting personalized napkins (just plain colored or white ones) it shouldn’t be that big of an investment. If you end up with a bunch left over, just use them for future parties in your home.
Post # 4
You don’t need coasters since they are not practical. The catalogs, etc say to use them as you would a napkin while holding your drink, but that doesn’t work. Most tables will have linens which soak up any moisture from the glass but there shouldn’t be any to begin with. Just get a ton of napkins (at least 4 per person) from a local party supply store. There is no need to personalize them since no one saves them in this day and age. It’s used to be common to save them as a souvenier but that isn’t done anymore since they go straight in the trash after being used and the money can be better spent on food/drink/dj/photography instead.