Making things beautiful – and different – is what The Wedding Guys in
Minneapolis love to do. So, using three chargers and a piece of acrylic,they created table settings for a wedding that looked great and served a purpose: displaying the menu and guiding guests to the correct seats.
“We were going for a shadowbox image,” says Bruce Vassar, half of The Wedding Guys (Matthew Trettel is the other half). “It’s a triple-charger place setting and the top piece is acrylic.”
From the top down, the “layers” of this table setting were:
- A piece of acrylic, each printed with the name of one guest.
- The menu, printed on paper decorated with polka dots. “The polka dot pattern actually came from a painting in the lobby of the venue (the Chambers Hotel in Minneapolis) that was a picture of a bird’s feathers.”
- A first square white plate, in which the menu lay.
- A black napkin.
- A second, larger square white charger.
- A third, even larger square white charger.
- Flatware in a couple of patterns. “We always arrange the silverware so it’s not just the standard setting.”
Vassar says the presentation was actually easy to put together—the only challenge was getting the guests’ names to the printer in time to have them printed on the acrylic. “It looks great, but it’s not that expensive, which is really nice,” he says.