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Michelle Edgemont Shop: The Cocktail Napkins

foil-printed-cocktail-napkins-3We’ve talked about the Michelle Edgemont Shop backdrops and placemats. Now, the final piece in my first event decor collection: the cocktail napkins.

Foil printed cocktail napkins get a bad rap. On one hand, they are one of the quintessential personalized decor items you can buy for your wedding. It’s a special surprise when a waiter hands you a fun napkin along with the fourth bacon-wrapped date you’ve eaten or you get a pretty napkin with your jack and coke at the bar. On the other hand, fun cocktail napkins are often the very first decor detail that gets cut due to budget or gets ripped a new one in “things you don’t need for your wedding” posts.

I agree with both points. You don’t necessarily need a foil printed cocktail napkin under your uncle’s sixth specialty cocktail. Although when your grandmother gets handed a mini grilled cheese sandwich on top of a beautiful, navy blue napkin with a touch of gold foil, she feels that she is being taken care of. That you were extra thoughtful and intentional with your wedding decor details. That every point of your guest’s experience at your wedding was carefully decided upon. A slight exaggeration – but it’s like the difference between staying at the W Hotel or the Super 8 motel. Extra special touches make people happy.

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Ten per guest. That’s the industry standard recommended amount of cocktail napkins to have on hand at your reception. Having 200 guests? That’s 2000 cocktail napkins. That many foil printed cocktail napkins will set you back $1,600. I AM NOT TELLING YOU TO BUY $1,600 WORTH OF COCKTAIL NAPKINS.

Every single appetizer and every single cocktail do not need a fancy, schmancy napkin. My advice is to purchase 3 foil printed napkins per guest and then have your caterer supply the rest in the same color.

The Michelle Edgemont way, three cool napkins per guest, will cost you $480 for a 200 person wedding. That’s a much lower number than $1,600! You’re welcome.
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My first line of napkins is available in four designs:

FOREVER: Holographic foil stamped onto crisp, white napkins.

I’LL DRINK TO THAT: Gold foil stamped onto bright, navy napkins.

TWO OF A KIND: Holographic foil stamped onto saturated, black napkins.

TODAY IS MY FAVORITE: Shiny silver foil stamped onto a pretty, dove gray napkin.

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