I am helping a friend with a wedding- and thought I'd start by showing her a few ideas- and show them to all of you at the same time. I love the lantern look. It is not expensive, and really brings down a high ceiling to a more intimate level. I found large 30 inch lanterns for only $6.40 each.
What a sweet favor box. (Martha Stewart)
These could make a great background to a photo area. They are made with crayons- couldn't be less expensive. Idea from Martha Stewart.
Dress up simple white chairs with just the right ribbon.
Save money over using typical flowers by flooding the tables with pink baby's breath. Just the baby's breath. The effect would be beautiful and sophisticated. Check out this post on baby's breath.