I love non-traditional escort card ideas and lately have been looking for new ideas, when I came across these fantastic origami paper cranes to hold guests' names and table numbers.
Rather than flowers on each table, why not try a whimsical and colorful origami mobile? Click here for instructions on how to DIY.
Another bride I am working with has incorporated the "double happiness" symbol in key places in her wedding, like on invitations and favors. She has chosen these personalized dark wood chopsticks to be displayed at each guest's place setting.
Another splendid idea? Use parasols to decorate your reception, as Greenery Productions did by hanging them from the ceiling over dinner tables.
Rental palms and plants like Ficus Alii can line the stage, decorate the corners of the dance floor, or disguise an ugly air wall in a ballroom. Ask your florist about renting potted plants for decor.
Finally, send guests away happy with a Chinese take out box filled with treats!