7 Fun & Unique Ideas for Wedding Cake Toppers

See how to use a cake topper to add personal touches to your wedding.

Traditionally, a wedding cake topper features a rough likeness of the bride and groom in wedding attire. While the classic toppers are still used, nowadays more and more couples are embracing cake toppers that reflect their personalities. Anything can be used to inspire the design for a custom cake topper: hobbies, nicknames, the wedding theme, where the couple met, the list goes on.

One thing to keep in mind is that cake toppers typically represent the union that your wedding is meant to celebrate. Given the increased popularity of comedic figures that feature a groom with a ball and chain or trying to run away, couples might want to consider what kind of message that could send to guests.

Instead, see the fun, cute cake toppers below from real weddings that convey the love and personality of the bride and groom. Don’t forget to click each photo for further inspiration!

cake topper with bride and groom holding an ornate gold frame
This charming cake topper is reminiscent of popular poses for engagement shoots and wedding photo booths. If you and your sweetheart posed with a frame for your save-the-dates, this is a great idea to continue the theme throughout the celebration. Photo by Nadia D. Photography

wedding cake topper with monkeys
This adorable monkey cake topper was inspired by the bride’s childhood nickname of “Monkey,” but any animal pairing is likely to delight friends and family. Photo by STAK Photography

bride and groom cake topper with personalized details
Not only was this cake topper created to look like the bride and groom, but it also features tokens from their alma maters, hobbies, and careers. Photo by Kelly Kollar Photography

wedding cake topper of bride and groom skiing
Because they enjoyed going on ski trips together, this couple selected a cake topper with figurines in wedding wear and winter coats as they ski. Photo by Couture Foto

silhouette wedding cake topper
A romantic Victorian-esque silhouette cake topper is whimsically undercut with smaller silhouettes of the couple’s cats. Beloved pets are a simple and effective way to include personal touches in a cake topper. Photo by John & Joseph Photography

dinosaur wedding cake toppers
These quirky dinosaur figurines were selected to complement the venue, the American Museum of Natural History. Photo by Ira Lippke Studios

football player wedding cake topper with bride piggyback riding
This cake topper was custom made to represent the bride’s support throughout the groom’s NFL career. Photo by Callaway Gable

For more wedding cake ideas, click here. Also, be sure to visit our photo galleries to see even more wedding cakes and desserts!

Authored by: Emily Lasnier

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