13 Totally Cute Cocktail Napkins You'll Want for Your Wedding

Planning Tips, Wedding Style & Decor
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After the "I dos" are over and your wedding ceremony has come to a close, it's time for the party to begin: Cocktail hour, a time for your guests to nibble on tiny appetizers and sip delicious beverages while they wait for you and your fiancé, bridal party, and other VIPs to finish up wedding portraits before the reception. Along with the drinks and apps come, of course, cocktail napkins. Our suggestion? Forget the plain white variety and go for something that adds a personal and unique touch to your big day. Here are a few of our favorite custom napkins.

Above: Choose a favorite love quote or song lyric to emboss on your napkin, above your names. If there's an "o" in the mix, replace it with a heart to really get that loving feeling going. So Happy Together Custom Cocktail Napkins (Above), starting at $30 for 50, Paper-Source

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Instead of a monogram, boldly showcase your names on your napkins. But don't settle for just an ampersand. Modernize it with a custom design, like a heart and arrow. Arrowed Adoration, starting at $34.99 for 50, Wedding Paper Divas
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Let the games begin! Not that your wedding needs more fun, but it never hurts to create more opportunities for it, like in custom word search napkins that include details about the bride and groom. Word Search Puzzle Personalized Cocktail Napkins, starting at $30 for 100, My Wedding Reception Ideas
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Who said cocktail napkins are just for the wedding? Dress up your rehearsal dinner with "The Night Before I Do" napkins. Another memento from a great wedding weekend! The Night Before Custom Cocktail Napkins, starting at $49 for 100, Paper Style

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Don't save the iconic bride and groom characters for your cake toppers. Put them on your napkins instead! Plum Napkins, starting at $19.99 for 50, Michaels
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Match your napkins to all of that wedding chalkboard signage you spent so long creating. The best part of these napkins? You don't have to painstakingly stencil the artwork! Mr. and Mrs. Chalk Paper Beverage Napkins, $4.44 for 18, Amazon

See More: Non-Cheesy Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Wedding

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Keep things simple but elegant with gold-foil decorations. Instead of filling your napkins with words, fill them with hearts — or other symbols of your love — that really shine. Blush-Gold Flutter Heart Napkins, $18 for 50, Betsy White
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These cocktail napkins will really have your guests talking! While they mingle, they can compare fun facts (choose 8-10) about the bride and the groom, which they can find written on their napkins. Trivia Personalized Napkins, starting at $38.99 for 100, Etsy
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State the obvious: Your wedding was the best day ever and your cocktail hour attendees should know it. Emboss it on your napkins in gold foil to really make the words stand out. Foil Napkins, starting at $10 for 25, Jupiter and Juno The Shop
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Mix a little Beyoncé and a whole lot of social media into your wedding with these modern cocktail napkins. Underneath "Drunk In Love," include your wedding hashtag so guests have no confusion as to what they should tag their snaps with. Personalized Napkins, starting at $35.90 for 100, Etsy

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Encourage a round of bubbly and a toast to the two of you with "Pop, Fizz, Clink" as inspiration on the napkins you pass around at cocktail hour. Pop Fizz Clink Cocktail Napkin, starting at $20 for $25, LH Calligraphy
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A classic lyric and your wedding date are all you need for a cocktail napkin that makes a strong statement. Consider these scripted goods a go-to for a chic wedding. Lovely Cocktails, starting at $29.99 for 50, Tiny Prints
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If your city has earned a special spot in your love story, celebrate it via skyline embossed napkins. These subtle illustrations will have a big wow factor — and share a part of your story with your guests. Personalized Napkins New York Skyline, starting at $34.98 for 100, Etsy

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