When choosing your napkins one of the first things you should decide is colour. Traditionally you should be thinking about using the colour scheme that you’ve chosen for your ceremony and your decorations – a fab idea would be to use two colours on alternate place settings – brown and turquoise, black and white – whatever the colour scheme you’re working with.
The type of napkin you use can ultimately decide on what type of shape you to fold your napkin. A loose, flimsy paper napkin might look nice as a simple origami swan but would look a mess if you tried to fold it into a more difficult bird of paradise shape. Where as a material napkin might look better as a simple French pleat because it is not stiff enough to stand up as a Cardinal Hat fold. All these factors should be taken into consideration when deciding on how to fold your napkin.