Take your place settings up a notch with these nifty step-by-step tricks.
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Artful napkin arranging, usually reserved for fancy dinner parties, is an inexpensive way to elevate any celebration. (And by that, we mean it won’t put you back a cent!) We’ve topped plain white rental plates with our favorite styles to DIY or hand off to your caterer. Bonus: You can crib these linen looks post-wedding when the two of you host your first fancy dinner party at home.
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This popular shape is a breeze to make, and it also works well with monogrammed linens.
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Invite guests to pull the ends, like a Christmas cracker, to reveal hidden sweets or a note tucked inside.
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Slip a menu, place card, single bud, or set of utensils into this sleek pouch.
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Just like its paper counterpart, this super-simple design is ideal for holding any kind of card.
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Pretty folds make the case for forgoing large centerpieces or skipping other table linens altogether.
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It looks trickier than it is: This six-step stunner is impressively easy, and just plain impressive.
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A super-chic idea for stowing a fork, knife, and more.