Playful & Personalized Cocktail Napkins for Weddings

See fun and unique napkin designs to inspire your own cocktail hour and reception.

Playful & Personalized Cocktail Napkins for Weddings

Photo: Blue Rose Photography

Custom details are an undisputed crowd favorite when it comes to wedding décor. Nowadays, there are so many creative, unexpected ways to include personal memories, sayings, and private references into your ceremony and reception through monograms, table indicators, escort cards, and signage. Many brides and grooms want their big day to fully represent them as both individuals and as a couple – so what better way to do so than by adding in special, thought-out details wherever possible? 

One particular reception item that almost begs to be customized is the paper cocktail napkin provided to guests at the bar. These small napkins were simply dyed in one or more color from the overall scheme, but in recent years, couples have opted to add lettering to make them more personal. Engaged duos have included their own initials or wedding monogram, their names, and meaningful phrases or quotes accompanied by a custom design onto their cocktail napkins.

To get inspired by this sweet trend, check out the photos below from some of our real weddings.

Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Consulting by Levine Fox Events

Photo by Heather Waraksa

Photo by John Solano Photography; Consulting by International Event Company

Photo by Kortnee Kate Photography; Consulting by Viva Bella Events

Photo by Melissa Mermin | Love Stories

Photo by Carter Rose for F8 Studio; Consulting by DFW Events

Photo by Nakai Photography; Consulting by SQN Events

Photo by Zuma Photo

Photo by Chrisman Studios

See further planning and design advice, check out other creative paper products used by real couples, and be sure to follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest for more wedding ideas!