Get the Look: The Perfect Napkin Fold

 

On wedding days, we have handful of inspiration images saved specifically for the napkin fold.   It's a seemingly small detail, but it really sets the tone of the place setting and the meal to come.  Our style typically leans more casual and effortless. So, we find ourselves making a fuss over a not so fussy fold - it's a process to make something feel effortless.  Here's a short list on how to get the perfect fold for any style with or without a formal place setting or even a plate! 

 

 

THE PLATE WRAP

A tightly tucked napkin, folded in thirds, wrapped around the plate. 

 Design by Coston & Co. , Photo by   Julie Paisley Associates  

Design by Coston & Co. , Photo by Julie Paisley Associates 

TOSS-AND-GO

 

Loosely gathered at a point, tossed onto the plate for an effortless look.

 Design by Coston & Co., Photo by   Christy Wilson

Design by Coston & Co., Photo by Christy Wilson

basic

A handsomely halved napkin, seams down.

 Designed by   Joy Proctor  , Photo by   Kate Holstein

Designed by Joy Proctor, Photo by Kate Holstein

modern pocket

A perfect square pocketed napkin for menu placement.

 Design by  Joy Proctor , Photo by   Ryan Ray

Design by Joy Proctor, Photo by Ryan Ray

traditional

A long hanging napkin, tucked under the charger.

 Design by   Erin Land  , Photo by   Matthew Land Studios

Design by Erin Land, Photo by Matthew Land Studios

THE envelope

A modern twist to the basic, turned horizontally. 

 Design by  Poppies & Posies , Photo by   Jen Huang

Design by Poppies & Posies, Photo by Jen Huang

all tied up

Gathered to a point, tied to keep structure. 

 Design by   Westcott Weddings  , Photo by   Jenna McElroy

Design by Westcott Weddings, Photo by Jenna McElroy

plateless

The basic with a touch of greenery that stands alone - no plate or charger.

 Planned by   Love This Day Events ,  Photo by   Diana McGregor