Waterford Wednesday: 3 Stunning Napkin Folds

Here at Waterford, we are all about helping your Pinterest dreams become a reality!  Whether you are hosting a small dinner party or a large wedding reception, your table decor should be your focal point.  There are so many elements that can add dimension and flair to make your tablescape breathtaking.  However, we Waterford gals feel the most influential piece on your table is the napkin.

An already necessity for guests, the napkin is a classic choice in sprucing up your table without blowing your budget.  Beautifully folded napkins are a small detail that can ultimately transform a table from “drab to fab”.  Nevertheless, with the endless amounts of napkin folds out there, we know you might be a little overwhelmed at where to begin.  So don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  We’ve narrowed down our top three fav napkin folds and want to share them with you!

The Tri-Fold

This might arguably be our most common choice for our clients who are serving their dinner in the form of “buffet-style”.  Draping a napkin under a glass, acrylic, or melamine charger creates a romantic look that will ultimately enhance your event’s level of sophistication.  Depending on your overall theme, The Tri-Fold can either compliment a farm table to finish off that rustic look with polyester napkins or even finalize your glamorous, ornate look with satin napkins.

Photo: Audrey Rose Photography

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

The Knot

In the world of napkins, The Knot is one of our go-to’s when trying to dress-it-up or dress-it-down, just like your fav pair of jeans.  Coupled with an overall more simplistic look for your reception, The Knot can give off a sense of organic feeling to the table as a whole.  The beauty of this fold is its imperfect perfection, easily created with either a patterned or solid napkin of many different materials.

Photo: Angie McPherson Photography

The Banded Fold

Going back to our dynamic-duo of chargers and napkins for our last most popular fold, The Banded Napkin Fold is our most requested by our clients.  When trying to showcase your final touches on your table, this option essentially serves to “seal-the-deal”, wrapping around your choice of chargers and maybe even your menus for your event.

Photo: Lindsay Collette Photography

Photo: Luke and Ashley Photography

Elegant and classic are the characteristics that most fundamentally describe these three napkin folds.  Each unique in its own way, these particular folds can quite frankly be added to ANY look! Which one is your fav?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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Waterford Wednesday: Planning The Perfect Dinner Party

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
Although many of our clients come in for design consultations related to wedding linens specifically, we love when we get to help out with more intimate gatherings – like dinner parties! While there is a bit of planning involved when it comes to dinner parties, you shouldn’t feel overwhelmed or intimidated at the idea! We’ve rounded up a few helpful tips and processes that will make the whole experience feel like a breeze!

Gather Essentials
Photo: Tara Liebeck Photography
Make sure that you have all the essentials you need! From table linens and napkins, plate chargers, chairs, and more – you don’t want to miss anything! Walk through your event from start to finish and make sure you have all aspects covered. Feel like you don’t even know where to start when gathering essential linens and items for your event? Don’t worry, that’s what Waterford is here for! We are happy to set up a design consultation to think through the essentials of what rentals you need to make your party a success.

Photo: Audrey Rose Photography
Now it’s time to put your good taste to work! By this point, you’ve hopefully found the perfect linens, so now it’s time to incorporate your theme throughout with floral arrangements and other complementary design pieces! While you’re in the assembly process, make sure to keep your guests in mind. Do they have enough space to comfortably sit at the table? Do they have all necessary glass/flatware?

Be Creative
Photo: Audrey Rose Photography
When hosting friends and family members, remember that they want to enjoy this party as much as you do! It is ok to get creative and do something bold or different. Have you been dying to try out some different lighting options? Do it! Do you want to make a statement with a cool backdrop piece? Go for it! Whatever you decide to incorporate, it will be a great conversation starter and something unique to present!

Last, but not least, it’s time to enjoy! Sitting back and actually enjoying the evening that you have carefully crafted is vital! Allow yourself to take a deep breath and actually look at the wonderful event you’ve assembled. Don’t worry about the little details out of place (that nobody will even notice!). Remember the reason you wanted to host the dinner in the first place: to celebrate with good people!

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