Cocktail (napkins) anyone?

Q: How many cocktail napkins should I order?

A: How fun are your friends? Just kidding. Kind of…In all seriousness, you should anticipate 2-3 napkins per person, depending on whether or not they are just being used at the bar, or also for the cake table and/or passed hors d’oeuvres. If you’re using them in multiple places, it doesn’t hurt to order extra. The additional lots of 50 are usually a few bucks, so it makes sense to be prepared. One other piece of advice: I don’t recommend putting the wedding date on them because if the leftover napkins bear only the names or monogram of the bride and groom, the happy couple can use them again when entertaining friends at home, post-wedding.