Each wedding cake needs something good to top it off. A great deal of people just use flowers these days, but there are many wonderful options for small figurines (people, animals, and thematic) to perch atop the top tier of your cake. Have a look at these adorable ideas for wedding cake toppers.
The bride and groom figurines are the most traditional form of cake topper. There are several variations available that almost anyone can find a style which appeals to them. Vintage figurines in the 1920s-1950s are especially popular. They are made from great materials such as porcelain, Bakelite, or sometimes wood, and can be found in vintage shops, online, and sometimes at bridal salons. Each age has its own distinctive style. The '50s toppers feature brides in pearl bridal jewelry and grooms in shawl collar tuxedos, those from the '40s occasionally have the groom in military attire, and sooner toppers often featured cutesy little Kewpie doll couples.
For modern bride and groom toppers, many couples like the offbeat ones. They may be found to suit almost any interest (as an example, a bride and groom riding a bicycle or holding fishing rods) and in the event you can't find what you would like, you can order it on etsy. There are bobble heads, Nightmare Before Christmas couples, and even classic porcelain figures for the traditionalists.
Wedding theme toppers are a great idea for a cake decoration. They could tie in with both the design of the cake and the overall wedding motif. To get a nautical wedding, perch a little lighthouse on the top tier. If the wedding theme is Winter Wonderland, then choose a three-dimensional snowflake decoration. Coordinate the materials for your bridal jewelry, in other words a crystal snowflake if your jewelry is Swarovski or a pearl ornament if the bride's taste runs to classic pearls. Once you get thinking about it, there are several fun toppers you can decide to tie in with a theme. A pair of squirrels for a woodsy wedding would be darling. Or how about a mermaid for a wedding on a ship? Make sure to store your topper for a memento of your wedding.
Your cultural heritage can also serve as inspiration for your cake decorations. The couple who is having an East-meets-West celebration can pick a set of origami cranes for their own cake. A miniature Eiffel tower would be great for the bride with a French background. If the classic bride and groom are more your style, make certain to pick figurines with the same ethnicity as the real couple. Nowadays, they may be ordered online or have your collection custom made.