Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Napkins (Yes, a whole post about napkins)
Being about 80 days out I am finally able to really get into the tiny details of the big day. Recently it came up I hadn't really considered napkins for the reception and I had to make the decision of paper vs. rented napkins. Neither of which really appealed to me. I didn't like the rentable polyester napkins in the generic color choices (they were all so dated, I probably would have just gone with white) and paper napkins were just... meh. Attempting to jazz up the paper napkins I was going to get some printed with our monogram and they were getting mighty pricey for something people were going to throw out.
SO when I went to finalize rentals, my mom brought up making my own napkins. I brushed it off at the time wondering when I would have the time to do that and not being able to justify the cost but last week I started pricing renting vs. buying paper napkins again and t relized both were going to be almost as expensive as making them.
So long story short, I spent all weekend perusing etsy's memorial day sales and managed to get a bunch of Amy Butler (Woot! Fellow CCAD Alumni and SUPER talented designer!!) prints for a resonable price. I'll be cutting them and either shipping them off to a seamstress to be finished off with a 1/4 inch rolled hem or doing it myself (with the help of Jared's mother). I think they will add so much color and texture to our tables. Hopefully people will take them home but what they don't I'll either quilt, sell or keep as a setting for our table at home.
Here is a sampling of a few of the 14 patterns we got...