Oftentimes, it's the smallest things about a wedding that people remember the most. Guests will often be able to recall special little details, such as customized cocktail napkins, more than they'll be able to remember, say, the beaded design on the bride's gown. When planning your dream wedding, you might want to put a little extra consideration into these small things to really make your reception stand out.
Customized cocktail napkins and coasters are an excellent place to start. Paper goods, like napkins, aren't too much of an extra expense, and there is so much you can do with them: you can keep it simple with your initials or monogram, add lots of color with an illustration, or do a personal touch, like inside jokes. Coasters are just as versatile, and not only do they make a place setting look perfectly complete, but they also double as a party favor.
Not sure where to start? We've put together some amazing ideas for special cocktail napkins and coasters that you just might want to borrow for your own big day.
Personalized cocktail napkins like these, which feature the names of the newlyweds, their wedding date, and their monogram, are a beautiful addition to a reception. Match them to other personalized items like cups and stirrers.
Show some love to your furry family member by using an illustration of them on your cocktail napkins as this couple did. This adds a touch of whimsy to any wedding.
Mr. & Mrs.
You can also opt for something more simple, like these gold Mr. & Mrs. cocktail napkins. They were the perfect fit for this sophisticated rooftop wedding and would go with nearly any theme.
Coaster Place Settings
Instead of seating cards, opt for something chicer, like personalized marble coasters. These are so beautiful and can be used again.
White and Black
The custom napkins this couple chose prove you don't have to stick with just one design. A variety of white and black is elegant and fun, and these include their names, wedding date, and wedding hashtag.
Go for something more minimalist, like these cocktail napkins that just show the initials of the happy couple. They're simple, but such a nice detail.
Show off your bond like this couple did. They opted for cocktail napkins that showed off some of their favorite inside jokes, which are so unique and fun.
For this modern Lake Tahoe wedding, the couple gave out linen cocktail napkins, which added a fancy touch. They also turned their initials into a design that was used throughout the reception in various details (like their napkins!).
Remind everyone that your big day is all about love, even when it comes to their napkins. These show sweet quotes and are fun to read.
These beautiful coasters from this elegant backyard wedding in California stand out with the guest's name. The gold foil is also such a great detail, too.
An Elegant Touch
Sophisticated and simple, these large monogrammed cocktail napkins still make a statement. The colors of the initials on these match the colors throughout this wedding in Aspen.
A Musical Touch
For this Palm Springs wedding, the couple decided to make custom blue cocktail napkins. They stood out because they included song lyrics that were special to them.
Drink Savers (Literally)
These custom coasters are perfect for wedding guests who want to dance without holding their drink in their hand. Simply place them over your glass and your drink is saved from being whisked away!
These gorgeous and colorful cocktail napkins featured this California couple's cat, Leo. They also added drink puns like "hair of the cat."
A Dog Tribute
Can't bring your dog to your wedding? Do the next best thing: put an illustration of them on a cocktail napkin!
If your wedding includes a lot of color, like this backyard wedding in Michigan did, then it only makes sense to put that on your napkins. The bright pink initials here are simple but interesting.
To make your tablescape look even more Instagrammable, add some gorgeous coasters. This couple chose personalized marble coasters that guests could also take home.
For this Napa Valley wedding, the couple had a designer create their own custom monogram. They loved it so much that they put it on everything, including the napkins. This is a fun way to differentiate yourselves.
Bride and Groom
These beautifully designed bride and groom coasters make for a nice details photo. Of course, they can also be used throughout the night and can be a nice memento for later on.
A really fun and unique idea is to make your cocktail napkins all about the two of you. This couple used their cocktail napkins to share some fun facts about themselves, which we absolutely love.
Personalized wooden coasters like these make for a playful addition to any place setting and they also double as favors. These fit right in with a rustic or outdoorsy wedding.
Colorful Art Coasters
These beautiful resin coasters were designed to mimic a red poppy that tied into the rest of the look. They look so gorgeous in the place setting and are great favors as well.