Buy your celebration linens, and you can often make more of a personalized statement on the big day. New York-based event producer, designer, author, and Martha Stewart Weddings contributor David Stark pulled together his favorite places for shopping for cloth napkins to suit every look and budget.

Choosing napkins for your wedding is not unlike getting dressed for a party. If you are wearing a particular dress-formal, casual, long, short-you ask yourself: What is the right bag and pair of shoes to complement that dress? Your napkins play a similar role as an accessory to your table's place settings. Don't know what to do with them after the wedding? Simply clean and gift sets of them to your friends and family as a keepsake, but hold on to some for your own future dinner parties, too!



Sferra is our ultimate go-to for beautiful napkins. Its styles are classic and the color options are vast, from vibrants to neutrals.


Heath Ceramics

For multiple choices of solids and fun prints, visit Heath Ceramics. The Pincushion collection in all three colors is lovely.


Restoration Hardware

We love both collections of stonewashed Belgian linen at Restoration Hardware, where there are lots of choices with stunning subtle color variations. They are also super soft, and can even be monogrammed!



We love these well-priced, gorgeous, and refined lush linen napkins from Food52. The yellow-gold edge really sets them apart.


Dara Artisans

We adore the unique and handmade napkins found at Dara Artisans. Its table linens come in beautiful prints, as well as woven stripes.


Canvas Home

This company's simple yet sophisticated take on the classic cloth napkin is also made from sustainable materials-definitely a win-win.


West Elm

With an eclectic selection of napkins from whimsical prints to classic solids, West Elm is a great resource with price points for every budget.



Woven on authentic handlooms, these Transylvanian-made napkins from GRDN are created from vintage fabric of boiled hemp and cotton. They are beautifully soft, rustic, and unique.



For patterned, artful, or unique napkins, we often turn to Anthropologie. Its stock changes all the time, but it has beautiful choices in a range of prices. We've found the best bet is to plan ahead, so just call the store to find out availability around your wedding date.



When splurging for super elegance, we turn to Matteo. They incorporate traditional Norwegian embroidery techniques, which are a step above the classic hemstitch. These napkins are made to order, so you'll definitely need to allow for enough time to have them made.


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