Dress Up Your Wedding Tables: 5 Simple Napkin Folding Techniques

Napkins might seem like a small detail, but a beautiful fold can add a touch of undeniable class to your wedding reception. Don't worry if you're no origami expert - these five simple techniques are easy to master and create an elegant look for your tables.

1. The Classic Pocket Fold

Perfect for: Holding silverware or a small menu card.

How to:

  • Lay your napkin flat, face down.
  • Fold in half lengthwise, creating a long rectangle.
  • Fold the bottom third up, leaving a gap at the top.
  • Fold the entire napkin in half lengthwise again, forming a clean pocket.

Classic Fold Napkin Design

2. The Romantic Rosebud

Perfect for: A touch of whimsy and romance.

How to:

  1. Lay the napkin flat, face up.
  2. Fold one corner in towards the center, forming a triangle.
  3. Roll the napkin tightly from the base of the triangle to the tip.
  4. Take the loose corner of the rolled napkin and tuck it into the side for a secure "rosebud."

Rose Bud Style Napkin Folding














3. The Elegant Bishop's Hat

Perfect for: Adding a touch of formal flair.

How to: 

  1. Lay the napkin flat, face down.
  2. Fold the napkin diagonally to make a triangle.
  3. Fold both bottom corners up to meet the top corner.
  4. Fold in half lengthwise, with the open ends facing you.
  5. Stand the napkin up - the pointed end resembles a Bishop's hat!

Bishops Hat Napkin Fold















4. The Simple Sailboat

Perfect for: A casual, playful feel.

How to:

  1. Lay the napkin flat, face down.
  2. Fold diagonally to form a triangle.
  3. Fold the longest edge up to meet the top point, leaving a small gap at the very top.
  4. Fold in half along the middle, open end facing towards you.
  5. Stand the napkin up – it's ready to sail!

Sailboat Napkin Fold





















5. The Timeless Triangle

Perfect for: A minimalist, sophisticated look.

How to:

  1. Lay the napkin flat, face down.
  2. Fold diagonally to form a triangle.
  3. Place it on the plate for simple elegance.

Triangle Fold


Remember, the perfect napkin fold is just the beginning! Enhance your table decor with beautiful napkin rings, elegant place card holders, and a stunning table runner from our extensive collection. Need more inspiration? Browse our wedding décor blog or contact our team – we're always happy to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

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