(Closed) napkin colors, who notices?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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schr0504:  What color are the tablecloths?

Personally, I am not a fan of alternating different colors of nakins. I think it gives a spotty look. However, this is your wedding, so you should do what the two of you like.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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schr0504:  I think it would bother me, just because I can be an anxious person,  but eventually I would get over it because Im not going to let my napkin color drive me crazy or push my budget. And also Im not sure  it is realistic to have everything match PEFECTLY, ya know? Just have to do the best you can. Sometimes I get caught up in the little details like that and think, people may notice, but if they actually CARE then their opnion is irrelevant because its petty…unless they are dishing out the extra money for perfectly matching napkins, them maybe we can talk LOL. PS, champagne and dark purple sound very pretty together!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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schr0504:  I don’t think anyone will notice if they don’t match perfectly.  I had somewhat of the same dilemma with our napkins.  We wanted navy blue napkins but our venue only had royal blue at the time.  I wasn’t a fan of that particular shade, but I didn’t want to spend the extra money to rent them either, so I completely understand how feel.

In the end, they found navy blue ones in storage so we got lucky but looking back on our wedding day, I couldn’t have cared less what color the napkins were.  Plus with the low lighting in the room, no one would’ve noticed anyway.

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Bee Keeper

I honestly can’t remember the napkin color of any wedding or banquet event I’ve ever been to. I would just use the standard ones and use that money for something more important.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t even remember what color the napkins were at our wedding 🙂 I don’t think anyone will notice the color.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Are they going to be displayed on the plates like decorations or just on the side with flatware on top?  If on the side, I wouldn’t pay extra to get matching colors. If you’re dead set on having them displayed on the plates,  I guess i would try to make them match. But, I get anal over those things. But to answer whether or not people will care… that answer is no! But…as a bride, you might and that’s what matters! 

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Bumble Beekeeper

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schr0504:  I would just do one color. Nobody will notice.

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Busy bee

Things like that bother me as well. For our wedding they did not have white or ivory napkins so I bought them myself. I also don’t like the look of alternating napkins. We had champagne tablecloths with white lace overlays and white napkins. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I know what you mean. I went through the same thing. I would probably choose just one color for the napkins: whichever one compliments best. To me it sounds like the light purple would be nice. It might appear that it was a purposeful combination. But a tan might just look like you tried to match the champagne but didn’t quite make it. But again, you should look at them in person and see which one compliments best. It’s hard to pick without seeing it

Question: I’d like to ask the bees a similar question. Do you think it is worth it to upgrade to floor length linens? My reception hall has round tables but they have square linens. So they create an effect where the table cloths only go to the floor at 4 points and it creates an arch on the other places. Do you guys think that looks cheap? My venue kinda phrased it like we should definitely upgrade, but who knows if they are just money hungry.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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LadyH:  yes, go floor length! My cousin’s brother in law is a wedding planner/florist/designer and he always pushes for floor length! Ever since my cousin’s wedding in 2005, I’ve been observant in who does and doesn’t do floor length. I did floor length. Looks better.

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