It's a snap to boost the wow factor of basic white vases -- just add gold. Transform Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies' ceramic containers ($5, jamaligarden.com) with an easy Old World Art Composition gold-leafing kit #831 (dickblick.com). Then fill them with white roses, orchids, Queen Anne's lace, black scabiosa, viburnum berries, and alocasia leaves.
You don't have to be a card shark to appreciate the 007 charm of this letterpress design, which sports a black diamond. It sits in a name card holder that was silver -- that is, until we went all King Midas on it with the same gold-leaf kit mentioned earlier. To prevent a game of musical chairs, glue calligraphed name tags to lengths of ribbon and wrap one around each napkin.
Start spreading the news with invitations that put a fun spin on Art Deco design. Debut your colors on letterpress stationery that's dressed up for the occasion with a subtle bow-tie illustration (a cheeky wink at the formality of your day). Even the envelope liners sport the motif.
Whether their game is Go Fish or Texas Hold 'Em, guests will dig customized cards -- everyone loves a favor they'll actually use. Use our design, swap in your details, and send the file to Monogrammatiks (monogrammatiks.com). Then box them up and add a bow.
The Box Depot clear box BC-BX95 (theboxdepot.com). Mokuba New York fashion cord #0957 (212-869-8900).
Get your hands on a big black-and-white bouquet tied with two dramatic ribbons. This clutch of creamy orchids, ranunculus, and Queen Anne's lace, peppered with black calla lilies and chocolate cosmos, is eccentric and stunning. A gold-trim collar and striped bow add volume to the posy.
The Details: Tinsel Trading Co. metal trim (tinseltrading.com). Hyman Hendler & Sons vintage ribbon (212-840-8393). Junko Yoshioka "Poppy" gown (Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier, 212-319-6778). Anna Sheffield ring (annasheffield.com).
Set out lacquer containers holding cards stamped with lucky talismans, like horseshoes and wishbones, and have guests jot down their sentiments. Post-wedding, keep the boxes on your desk for easy perusal whenever you're feeling nostalgic.