Put everyone in a romantic mood with cocktail napkins in shades of pink and white dressed up with old song titles or favorite lines of poetry. For a more personalized treatment, write down the story of how the two of you met, and use excerpts from it on various napkins. Guests will have fun piecing your love story together.
Guests will be delighted to find cut flowers tucked into their napkins. To keep the blooms from wilting during the cocktail hour, slip the stems into little vials of water (available at floral shops). To fold the napkin, lay it on a flat surface, and fold in half widthwise so the folded edge is near you. Fold the top layer back down halfway. Turn the napkin over, and fold the edges into the center. Finish by folding the napkin in half.
A perfect bow on each plate is a fun way to spiff up a plain-Jane napkin. Spread a dinner napkin out, lying flat. Fold opposite sides in so they meet at the center. Then fold again at the center to form a narrow, ribbonlike shape. Next, fold short ends in so they meet at the center. Cinch in the middle with a ribbon in a coordinating color, and glue at back.