How Many Napkins to Order for Your Wedding Reception
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How Many Napkins Will You Need for Your Wedding Reception?

Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when ordering personalized napkins for your wedding reception guests.

Cocktail Napkins -

Personalized cocktail napkins measure 5 x 5 inches square and are the most common sized napkin used for the bar and cake table.

Bar or hors d'oeuvre table - plan on ordering 2 to 3 napkins per guest. The bartender will place a cocktail napkin under each glass when serving your guests. Since guests will normally return to the cocktail or juice bar several times, it is recommended that 2 to 3 napkins are ordered per each guest.

Wedding cake table - Cake is typically served on a small dessert plate, therefore, a small napkin like a cocktail napkin is the perfect size for serving alongside the cake. Guests usually go up to the cake table once for a serving of cake. If using cocktail napkins for serving wedding or birthday cake, plan on ordering 1 napkin per guest for the cake table.

Luncheon Napkins -

Personalized luncheon napkins are perfect for a cafeteria or buffet style breakfast or brunch and measure 6 1/2 inches square. Plan for 1 to 2 luncheon napkins per guest.

Luncheon napkins for the cake table - Guests usually go up to the cake table once for a serving of cake, therefore, we recommend one personalized luncheon napkin per guest at the cake table.

Dinner Napkins -

Personalized dinner napkins can be used at both a buffet style meal or sit-down catered dinner. Dinner napkins measure 8 1/2 inches square are made of non-recycled 3-ply paper or disposable linen-like paper.

Catered Dinner -
If dinner is being served at the dinner tables, one dinner napkin per person will be sufficient. Order a few extra for later or unexpected guests.

Buffet or Cafeteria Style Dinners and Luncheons -
Guests may make a second trip to the buffet table or cafeteria line. Order 1 1/2 to 2 dinner napkins per guest to ensure you don't run out before your dinner party is over.

Guest Towels (Bathroom Hand Towels) -

Personalized guest towels are ideal for using the in the guest restrooms or bathrooms. Pair them next to a hospitality basket of toiletries. Guest towels measure 8 1/4 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide. Standard disposable paper guest towels are made of thick, non-recycled 3-ply paper in a variety of colors.

When using guest towels for your washrooms - We advise placing 2-3 guest towels per guest in your washrooms.

For the Dinner Table - When using guest towels as dinner napkins, plan for 1 to 1 1/2 guest towels per guest

Looking for a thicker, more elegant disposable paper guest towel? Consider our premium linen like disposable guest towels or premium Masslinn disposable guest towels

Personalized linen like guest towels are made of thick, woven paper fibers and have the look and feel of linen at a fraction of the cost.

Personalized premium masslinn guest towels are made of fine pressed fibers that create a silky smooth texture and are just as absorbent as standard paper napkin guest towels and premium fine linen look guest towels.


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