Every wedding cake needs something good to top it off. A great deal of people just use flowers these days, but there are lots of terrific options for little figurines (people, animals, and thematic) to perch atop the top tier of your cake. Have a look at these cute 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 common. They are made from great materials such as porcelain, Bakelite, or occasionally wood, and can be seen in vintage stores, online, and occasionally 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, the ones from the '40s occasionally have the groom in army attire, and earlier toppers frequently featured cutesy little Kewpie doll couples.
For contemporary bride and groom toppers, many couples enjoy the offbeat ones. They can be found to suit almost any interest (as an example, a bride and groom riding a bike or holding fishing rods) and if you can not find what you want, you can order it on etsy. Brides and grooms done in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead figurines. You will find bobble heads, Nightmare Before Christmas couples, as well as classic porcelain figures for the traditionalists.
Wedding theme toppers are a terrific idea for a cake decoration. They could tie in with both the design of the cake and the general wedding motif. For a nautical wedding, perch a small 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 decoration if the bride's taste runs to classic pearls. As soon as you get thinking about it, there are so many fun toppers you can choose to tie in with a theme. A pair of squirrels for a woodsy wedding could be darling. Make sure to store your topper for a memento of your weddingday.
Your cultural heritage may also serve as inspiration for your cake decorations. The couple who is having an East-meets-West celebration can choose a pair of origami cranes for their cake. A mini Eiffel tower would be great for the bride with a French background. If the traditional bride and groom are more your style, make certain to pick figurines with the same ethnicity as the real couple. These days, they can be ordered online or have your set custom made.