20 Wedding Cocktail Napkins and Coasters that Cover All the Beverage Bases

Sometimes, it's the smallest touches that make the biggest impact.
Orange napkin with floral illustration and names in purple calligraphy
Danielle Halibey - The Knot Contributor.
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Danielle Halibey
Danielle Halibey - The Knot Contributor.
Danielle Halibey
The Knot Contributor
  • Danielle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on modern wedding trends, fete aesthetics and personalization (via fashion, accessories and stationery).
  • As a freelance writer and publicist, Danielle regularly contributes to outlets like Brides, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks and Betches and proudly represents a number of clients (bridal and jewelry designers, venues and wedding planning pros) in the ‘I ...
Updated Nov 02, 2021
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There are so many things to check off your to-do list ahead of your wedding, but one of the things that is easy to overlook is day-of paper goods. You might have your place cards, cocktail hour signage and table menus in order, but have wedding cocktail napkins crossed your mind? Guests are sure to be sipping on something—spiked or not—throughout your cocktail hour, reception and after-party, so having party napkins on hand for small bites and beverages through the event is important. Functional and festive aren't mutually exclusive here, though. In fact, we'd venture to say that the cuter and more custom your napkins are, the better.

Whether you want something subtle that simply shows off your names and wedding date or prefer something a little splashier inscribed with a sweet saying, you'll be able to find it in this comprehensive list. You don't have to go far, either. The Knot Shop has an entire section dedicated to personalized paper cocktail napkins in high-quality, 3-ply construction. Wherever you purchase your napkins, however, there's an option to fit your style and event. Here are our 20 picks.

The Knot Shop Personalized Foil Printed Double Hearts Paper Napkins

White napkin with names, date and heart illustration in gold

Two hearts intertwined are a universal expression of love and marriage. Add your names, joined by an ampersand, and your wedding date for a look that is simple and sublime all at once.

The Knot Shop Personalized Foil Printed Sweet Beginnings Paper Napkins

White napkin with 'sweet beginnings,' names and date in minimalist silver foil type

The perfect companion to a dessert table, these napkins are a darling way to say "our life begins today." We love the decadent, foil-stamped style for a wedding or engagement party or even for a candy-themed bridal shower. Choose from 14 font colors, including iridescent, rainbow and gold foil.

The Knot Shop Personalized Foil Printed Better Together Paper Napkins

White napkin with 'better together,' names and date in elegant black type

A mix of calligraphy and modern typography gives these napkins an elevated-yet-relaxed appeal. The timeless sentiment also lends a feeling of community and togetherness for such a special occasion.

The Knot Shop Personalized Foil Printed Love Birds Paper Napkins

White napkin with birds on a branch graphic, names and date in silver foil type

These lovebirds are the perfect accompaniment to a rustic or outdoor wedding. The metallic silhouette adds a minimalist and modern look that will contrast nicely with a shabby chic setting.

The Knot Shop Personalized Foil Printed This Is Us Paper Napkins

White napkin with 'This is us' and graphic rectangle, names and date in gold foil type

Your names don't have to be Jack and Rebecca to fall head over heels for a "This Is Us" serviette. Customize with your names and wedding date, and choose an imprint foil color that feels right for your event. It's a straightforward, clean design with an undeniably sweet message.

Picture Perfect Papier Wedding Quote Custom We Were Together Cocktail Napkins

Gray napkin with 'We were together, I forgot the rest' and names in rose gold foil type

This romantic quote does double-duty when paired with alcoholic beverages. Whenever you're together, you forget the rest (because being with your S.O. is just the flat-out best), and when your guests are enjoying beverages and bites on your big day, they're bound to forget a bit, too. What they won't forget? How your charming and creative cocktail napkins added a personal touch to your wedding day.

Personalization Mall Farmhouse Wedding Personalized Coasters Wedding Favors

'Mr. & Mrs. surname' bordered by wreath engraved into circular wooden coaster

These rustic Alderwood coasters make a bold impression at a rehearsal dinner or reception at a lodge or restaurant. Plus, the light wood will work with almost any decor, making them a great addition to your home after the big day.

The Knot Shop Personalized Foil Printed Traditional Monogram Paper Napkins

White napkin with monogram and date in silver foil type

Monograms are a classic addition to wedding invitations, napkins and other paper goods that will never go out of style. Simply add your first initial, your partner's and the initial of your new shared last name for a personalized touch that will feel uniquely you.

For Your Party Linen Like Handwritten Names and Flower Napkin

Orange napkin with floral illustration and names in purple calligraphy

These stunning napkins are made from high-quality, linen-feel paper that is deliciously fluffy. For an edgy, editorial touch to your art gallery or museum wedding, make sure you have enough of these to go around. The Etsy seller recommends ordering 2-3 napkins per guest, per hour for the entirety of your event.

The Knot Shop Personalized Foil Printed Mr. & Mr. Same Sex Single Bowtie Paper Napkins

White napkins with 'Mr. & Mr.' and bowtie, names and date in gold foil

For two grooms getting married, these Art Deco-glam napkins are golden. The "Mr. & Mr." foiled lettering is encircled by a bowtie that's also reminiscent of wedding bands and their representation of long-lasting commitment.

The Knot Shop Personalized Plastic Drink Coaster Favor With Bottle Opener

White square coaster with sayings like 'Drunk in love' and 'Pop, fizz, clink!' in fun colors

Coasters do much of the work of napkins while also doubling as fun wedding favors. With a variety of print designs and colors to choose from, this inexpensive white coaster can be personalized for your fête—be it your wedding reception, engagement party or post-wedding brunch.

Paper Source Confetti Custom Cocktail Napkins

Off-white napkin with names, ampersand and wedding date in playful gold foil type

A subtle confetti motif makes even a simple napkin feel festive. Don't worry, you have plenty of colors to play with. Customize the napkin colors to fit your wedding, and choose from both matte and metallic ink.

Personalization Mall Fun Fact Personalized Cocktail Napkin

White and orange napkins with couple's names and a fun fact in sans serif type

Letting your wedding guests in on some fun facts about your relationship is a great icebreaker for cocktail hour. Mix and match a few napkins w bits of trivia and place them everywhere your guests will be gathering. You can even print parting fun facts on coordinating gift bags.

The Knot Shop Personalized Glass Coaster Favor

White square glass coasters with 'true love' and couple's names and date in minimalist gold type

For an elegant cocktail hour, opt for these crisp and clean glass coasters. Order in bulk to stock the bar at your party or add on plain white or kraft cardstock boxes to turn each coaster into a sophisticated take-home souvenir. Choose from monograms, quotes or illustrations that match the theme of your wedding.

For Your Party Modern Script Names Cocktail Napkin

Cream napkin with names, date and wedding hashtag in curving in loopy gold script

Including your wedding hashtag on cocktail napkins is a subtle and stylish way to remind guests to post their best photos. With the ability to include details like your wedding date, location or hashtag, these napkins are sure to impress your guests.

Picture Perfect Papier Wedding Cocktail Napkins Wildflower Names

Navy napkin with names and elegant floral design in gold foil type

For a memorable cocktail hour, these elegant custom cocktail napkins revealing romantic leaves and florals are an easy choice. From elderflower cocktails to wedding cake slices themselves, whatever treat your guests pick up will have a fashionable place to land.

Paper Source Fineline Border Custom Cocktail Napkins

Black napkin with graphic border around couple's names in bronze foil

Classic black and white will always be in style. Timeless and understated, the beverage napkins feature your names around a refined border. If you're looking for more color, then you can select from over 15 napkin colors and 25 ink colors in matte and metallic varieties. Matching coasters are available as well.

Personalization Mall Best Day Ever Personalized Wedding Cocktail Napkins

Black and white napkins with 'Best day ever' in loopy script and couple's names and date below

Commemorate your best day ever with your names and wedding date, and add them to your cake table or takeaway treat station. Coordinating can coolers make for festive wedding favors as well.

Before the I Dos Eat Drink We're Married Personalized Wedding Napkins

Blue napkins with 'eat, drink, we're married' in white type above couple's names and date

They say that guests always remember the food and the fun they had at a wedding, so why not embrace that fact in a decorative napkin? Blending a mix of calligraphy and all-caps in a message that says "Eat. Drink. We're Married," these best sellers likewise make for great luncheon napkins.

Picture Perfect Papier Drunk In Love Coasters

'Drunk in love' and couple's names in gold metallic type on white square coaster with rounded edges

These cheery foil-stamped coasters are a great addition to any bridal shower, bachelor or bachelorette party or wedding reception. Each set is made-to-order in whichever foil and coaster color (white or eggshell) you choose. Add your names or hashtag underneath to personalize the design, and remind your guests how much you love each other.

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