Post # 1
I’m struggling with the idea of personalized cocktail napkins. I’m pretty sure they’ve been present at every single wedding I’ve been to…but do we really need them?! I feel like it’s one of those things only the bride notices and no one else will notice if they’re not there.
I also feel like maybe they’re a little dated, no? If we do get them, we’ll use the logo that is present through all of our paper suite, which would be cute and a nice touch. but I just don’t feel like they’re a necessary expense, though.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
I don’t think you HAVE to… Not by any means.. But I’m pretty sure they aren’t super expensive. I personally am getting plain napkins that match our colors, but I don’t think it would be a huge cost difference to get personalized ones.
Post # 4
I don’t think you need them but they can be cute. I feel the ones with wedding bells & hearts a little dated. I just saw really cute napkins with just a letter or little design. I really liked those & will probably order them. Not expensive at all.
Post # 5
I never understood the point of these. No one cares. No one is paying attention to your napkins. Not to mention you’ll end up with a million extras. My parents got married in 1985 (and divorced in 1986), and my grandma STILL has their fcking napkins.
Post # 6
Waste of MONEY! Don’t do it, spend that money on something else 🙂
Post # 7
While I think it adds a nice personal touch, I don’t think it’s worth the added expense. It’s totally one of those things that only you would probably notice. They get covered up with someone’s cocktail or wrapped around a beer and besides when you see them sitting on the bar, you really never even see what’s on the napkin. Of all the weddings I’ve been to, I can’t remember who did or didn’t have their napkins personalized. But if you can afford it and you want it, then go for it 🙂
Post # 8
I don’t think personalized napkins are dated, but I also don’t think they’re an absolute necessity. If you see a cute design that’s worth the extra money, then go for it. But if you have other decoration priorities or need to stay within budget, I don’t think anybody will care if you use plain napkins instead.
Post # 9
@vorpalette: Oh wow… you’ve steered my away from them permanently! Not in the weakest of moments will I cave in and pay for personalised napkins! 🙂
But to answer the question, no – you really don’t need them. No one but you will care and they’ll just end up in recycling anyway.
Post # 10
I’ve never seen them. My mom mentioned in passing while we were wedding planning that it’s one of those things everyone used to do, like matchboxes or mints, that no one really does anymore, and she’s happy to see it go because it seemed very unnecessary, and I agree!
Post # 12
Personally, I bought an inexpensive embosser off of amazon- I think I spent $15. I got our intials T & R in a nice script on an embossing plate, and I am embossing the napkins and basically whatever else I feel like embossing. So I bought some Dollar Tree napkins and that is how I am personalizing. I like it because I can use the embosser on my envelopes and have it forever.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
I agree with other bees that while they’re a nice touch, they aren’t necessary. Just another thing to cut to save money in my opinion.
Post # 14
I personally wouldn’t pay money to personalize something people are going to wipe their faces with and then toss.
“Aww look.. SJ and FI.. how cute.. now let me smear my hummus-y mouth all over it”
That’s just my take on it 🙂
Post # 15
I’ve not seen these at any of the 20+ weddings I’ve been to in the last four years. If you want them, that’s totally cool, but if not, I think you can totally get away with not having them!
Post # 16
No one’s gonna look back on your wedding in 10 years and say, “OMG their cocktail napkins were so awesome!”