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