Good morning folks, Claire here. If you guys have been following my Real Bride Diary, (if not, you should, there’s lots of tips in there!) you’ll know by now, I’ve developed something of a love for napkins over the course of planning our wedding.

It might be because we’re not having any other linens or it might be because I’ve spent too much time on the Anthropologie and Crate and Barrel websites, but I just love how napkins can really enhance a place-setting.

These squares of fabric are for so much more than keeping sauce from staining your best suit, you know!

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Styling by Silver Lining Events + Co, Photo by Alyssa Turner Photography via Bridal Musings

A carefully chosen napkin can add texture or colour to your table, (think grey linens or bright tassel trims).

It can give a fancy finishing touch to the most simple place-setting, merely from the way it’s folded, (we prefer pretty bows to elaborate swans!).

Or it can be adorned with something that adds sparkle or sentiment to your table (a cool napkin ring or a sweet handwritten note to your guests).

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Photo via Elle Decoration

Yep, there’s a lot more to the humble napkin than meets the eye!

From the napkin you choose, to how you place it, and how it’s folded, to what you tie it with, the options are endless for adorning your table with something a little unique.

To continue my serviette love affair, I’ve put together 20 of my favourite looks for styling your napkins… enjoy!

1. Hello Sailor

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Linens by White Lilac, Styling by Think Happy Events, Photo by George Pahountis via Bridal Musings

2. Plait a Plate

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Styling by LB Events & Details, Darling, Photo by Scott Clark via 100 Layer Cake

3. Eclectic Textures

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Photo by Jason Wasinger via Bridal Musings

4. Between the Folds

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Styling by Tahnee Sanders, Photo by Alexis Rose Photography via Bridal Musings

5. Splash of Colour

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Styling by Bixby & Pine, Photo by via Bridal Musings

6. Vintage Linens

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Planning by Il Giorno che Vorrei Wedding Planning, Photo by Margherita Calati via Bridal Musings

7. Menu Memento

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Styling by Big Events Wedding, Photo by Austin Gros via Ruffled

8. Silver & Gold

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Styling by Kyla Gold, Photo by Lara Lam via Bridal Musings

9. Copper & Figs

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Linens by Mrs​ Freund Co, Styling by Mint & Lovely, Photo by Britt Taylor via Bridal Musings

10. Tie The Knot

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Photo by Mary Costa Photography via Crate and Barrel

11. Bridal Bow

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Linens by White Lilac, Styling by Crimson Blue, Photo by Cecelina Photography via Bridal Musings

12. Bistro Vibes

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Photo by Paige Jones via Style Me Pretty

13. Tucked In Colour

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Linens by La Tavola, Styling by Outstanding Occasions, Photo by Amy & Jordan Photography via Bridal Musings

14. Cutting Corners

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Styling by M Starr Design, Photo by First Mate Photography Co. via Brides

15. Chic Simplicity

Styling by SposiamoVi Wedding Planning, Photo by Divine Day Photography via Bridal Musings

16. Glitter & Sparkle

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Styling by Glimmer & Threads, Photo by Kylee Yee Photography via Bridal Musings

17. Quill & Scroll

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Styling by Amanda Michel, Trendy Wedding, Photos by Camille Marciano for Junophoto via Bridal Musings

18. Make a Statement

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Styling by Pow Wow Design and Honey & Poppies, Photo by Annie McElwain via 100 Layer Cake

19. Raw Textures

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Styling by Ginny Au assisted by Charlene Tea , Photos by Julie Kay Kelly via Bridal Musings

20. At An Angle

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Styling by Black Sweet Raspberry, Photo by Jason Wasinger Photography, via Bridal Musings

Some cool ideas, right? Even a plain white napkin can look really special if it’s folded a little differently, don’t you think?

As for our napkins? We’re going for a mix of 15, 12, and 4!

Check out some of our favourite wedding tables from last year.