With warm colors, fall motifs, comfortable weather, and family gatherings it’s no wonder couples are choosing fall for their wedding celebration. Do you want to add an “extra” unique element to your fall wedding reception? Well, here are two fall themed napkin folds that will impress any guest!
First, let’s discuss your linen options. From table clothes, table overlays, runners, and linen napkins – – couples are creating unique table settings with all the many linen choices! Popular linen choices this season are: Braided silks, textures taffetas, brocades, burlap, damask, and floral tinsels. If you want to see the many linen options, go to www.weddinglinens.com. However, remember not all fabrics work with all napkin folds. So, you might want to keep this as a consideration, when picking your linen napkins!
What are the most popular colors this season? This season’s popular colors are: burgundy, dark green, navy blue, silver, gold, cream, burnt orange, taupe, brown, amber, yellow, and plum. Couples are picking two to three colors to personalize and add interest to their reception. However, don’t pick more than three. Your design won’t look cohesive!
Are you having your wedding in the countryside or a farm? Are you adding pumpkins to your centerpieces? How about adding a “Pumpkin Napkin Fold,” to your guest’s place settings? Even though this design is tedious, this is a simple napkin fold! First, heat up your steam iron. Lay your linen napkin wrong side up in front of you on a table. Next, fold the napkin in half by taking the bottom two corners and folding them towards the top two corners. Press the fold with your steam iron. Fold the napkin in half again, by taking the right side and folding it to the left side. You should now have a small square. With an iron, press what you just folded. Adjust the square folded napkin, so it is now lying as a diamond with the opening on top. Fold the right and left side corners of the diamond towards each other, in the middle of the napkin. Press the folds again with your iron. Carefully turn the napkin over. Repeat the previous step. The napkin should look like a folded paper airplane. Press the napkin again for the final time. Unfold the entire napkin. Lay the napkin flat with the wrong side up. The napkin should have pressed lines, from pressing the folds. Lay a napkin ring on top, in the center of the napkin. Take the middle of the napkin and bring the napkin up through the napkin ring. While holding the napkin ring, turn the napkin over. Adjust the napkin, so it is even all around the napkin ring. Turn the napkin over again. Take all four corners and stuff it into the napkin ring. Take the existing corners and stuff them into the napkin ring. Turn the napkin over. Adjust the fold so it is round and puffy. Add a real pumpkin stem to the middle of the fold. Viola! Your napkin has just turned into a pumpkin! To see a demonstration of this fold, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-EG-eJsJpI&feature=channel. Want favor ideas? How about engraved napkin rings!
Leaf motifs are popular this season! So why not add the “Leaf Napkin fold,” to your table setting? Lay napkin flat on the table wrong side up. Take the top left corner of the napkin and fold it towards the bottom right corner. Take the top corner and fold it toward the bottom left corner. You now should have a small triangle, with the opening on the bottom. Rotate the napkin, so the bottom of the napkin is on your right side. Take the bottom of the napkin and fold it to the top of the napkin. Take the top layer and fold it in half, as if you were making the wings of a paper airplane. Fold the same fold up and then down again, as if you were fanning the napkin. Turn the napkin over. Repeat the last several steps with this side. Tuck the ends into the fan folds. Add a napkin ring or tie a ribbon around the fan folded area. Lay the napkin on the plate or charger and fan out the top portion of the folded napkin. Finally, the napkin is completed! Again, you can add personalized napkin rings or ribbon to your napkin. To see a demonstration of this fold, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw6SoAJeu-o.
As leafs turn into warm vivid colors, families gather, and the weather cools down, couples are planning their biggest celebration – – their wedding! With so many linen fabrics and warm colors – – why not create something “extra” special with these options? With these two napkin folds, your table setting will defiantly not “fall” short. Have fun creating!
“Better Homes and Garden,” “Fold a Pumpkin Napkin,” www.youtube.com
“Better Homes and Garden,” “Fold a Leaf Napkin,” www.youtube.com