22 Creative Cocktail Napkin and Coaster Ideas for Your Wedding

Because every little detail matters.


Photo by KT Merry

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.

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Matching Details

personalized napkins and cups on a veil

Photo by Kurt Boomer

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.

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Puppy Love

customized napkins and coozies

Photo by Dana Fernandez

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.

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Mr. & Mrs.

bride cutting cake

Photo by Jami Laree Jeskey

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.

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Coaster Place Settings

place setting with coaster

Photo by Flora & Flauna

Instead of seating cards, opt for something chicer, like personalized marble coasters. These are so beautiful and can be used again.

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White and Black

personalized napkins and cigars

Photo by Jana Williams

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.

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Simple Initials

cocktail napkins and drinks

Photo by KT Merry

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.

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One Liners

black cocktail napkins

Photo by Norman & Blake

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.

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Linen Napkins

Cocktail napkins and drinks

Photo by Joel Serrato

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!).

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Cute Quotes

cocktail napkins with drinks

Photo by KT Merry

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.

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Personalized Coasters

coaster with name

Photo by Lynn Dunston

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.

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An Elegant Touch

embroidered cocktail napkins

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

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.

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A Musical Touch

blue cocktail napkins with drinks

Photo by KT Merry

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.

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Drink Savers (Literally)

coasters for wedding

Photo by Eliza Kennard

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!

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Cat Puns

illustrated cocktail napkins with pets

Photo by Rebecca Yale

These gorgeous and colorful cocktail napkins featured this California couple's cat, Leo. They also added drink puns like "hair of the cat."

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A Dog Tribute

dog cocktail napkin

Photo by Caroline Lima Photography

Can't bring your dog to your wedding? Do the next best thing: put an illustration of them on a cocktail napkin!

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Colorful Initials

cocktail napkins with macarons

Photo by Liz Banfield

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.

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Marble Coasters

Marble coaster

Photo by Ali Bailey

To make your tablescape look even more Instagrammable, add some gorgeous coasters. This couple chose personalized marble coasters that guests could also take home.

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Bright Monogram

cocktail napkin

Photo by Rebecca Yale

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.

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Bride and Groom

bride and groom coasters

Photo by Snaps by Tiffany

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.

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Couple Facts

napkins with fun facts on them

Photo by Tiffany Wayne

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.

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Wooden Coasters

wooden coasters on place setting

Photo by Ryan Nicole Photography

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.

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Colorful Art Coasters

colorful table setting

Photo by Natalie Bray

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.

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