Wedding cake toppers; no cake is complete without one. You’ll have paid the money to have your dream cake made exactly how you want it, so crowning it with something special will top it all off perfectly. Here’s our top picks…
There are so many different wedding cake toppers on the market, and finding the right one is probably not high up on your to-do list but it’s one of the items you can have some real fun and creativity with, and it’s a tradition that has remained since the Victorian times.
Do people still use wedding cake toppers?
In 1840, Queen Victoria crowned her wedding cake with mini sculptures of herself and Prince Albert. It was then that the tradition of bride-and-groom cake toppers was born – and has continued ever since!
In today’s weddings, cake toppers remain a prominent tradition symbolising a couple’s togetherness. The look of them has changed some though…
What can I put on top of a wedding cake?
When deciding on wedding cake toppers, think about the cake table setting, the venue and most of all, you and your partner. Do you want something simple and in keeping with your theme? Or maybe something that accurately reflects your relationship? You could opt for a funny wedding cake topper to amuse your guests and keep you smiling at the photos in years to come. Think bride and groom figurines, personalised names and initials, floral displays and more.
17 of the Best Wedding Cake Toppers
You’re certainly spoilt for choice, but take some inspiration from our favourite wedding cake topper ideas below.
Personalised Dried Flower Wedding Cake Topper, £52
Colourful weddings are having a moment right now! So this wedding cake topper is sure to be a popular choice. This heart shaped topper features dried flowers that include lavender, gyp and helichrysum, roses, statice, daisies and and lots more seasonally grown flowers to suit your theme and colours. Plus, it features a lovely initial personalisation in the centre.
Mr and Mrs Cake Topper Bunting, £4.99
A lovely retro-style wedding cake topper, this bunting design will match up perfectly with a garden wedding.
Personalised Wooden Flags Wedding Cake Topper, £20
Each of these mini flags can feature a different personalisation, including the happy couple’s name, the date and a personalised message!
Personalised Rainbow Hand-Painted Wedding Cake Topper, £16
This laid-back wedding cake topper is super fun! We can imagine this being the perfect addition to a pastel or festival-themed wedding,
Minimalist Figure Wedding Cake Topper, from £16
This abstract figurine wire wedding cake topper is a great modern option.
Minimalist Initials Wedding Cake Topper, £15
This minimalistic cake topper will suit any wedding theme, adding the perfect finishing touch to any style of wedding cake.
Rustic Wedding Cake Topper, from £14.99
This cute wedding cake topper is made out to look like a wooden pallet, perfect to compliment rustic wedding decorations and an outdoor wedding.
Finally Wedding Cake Topper, £13.99
Did you have a long engagement? You and your guests will love this fun take on a wedding cake topper – a great way to celebrate the happy couple that are finally tying the knot.
Crescent Moon Dried Flower Boho Wedding Cake Topper, £59
Are you having a boho wedding? Then this dried flower, moon shaped cake topper is a great way to incorporate the theme through to the wedding cake.
Personalised Map Wedding Cake Topper, £85
Perfect for the couple who loves to travel, this bold initial map cake topper is not only a fun accessory for your wedding cake, it’s also a tribute to your shared passion of seeing the world. Choose your own map sections for ultimate personalisation.
Personalised Wooden Classic Couples Names Wedding Cake Topper, £22
We love this simple yet elegant option from Twenty-Seven (available on notonthehighstreet.com). This wooden cake topper features first names instead of the last name, perfect if the happy couple aren’t sharing a surname!
Mr and Mrs Wedding Cake Topper, £12
Simple yet effective, this black wedding cake topper comes in 46 different colours to suit any wedding theme – a super chic way to announce your new last name!
Personalised Wedding Cake Topper With Photo, £14
Whether it’s a picture from your engagement photo shoot or a throwback photo from when you first met, you and your guests will love looking back at these special memories on top of your wedding cake!
Eucalyptus Personalised Wedding Cake Topper, £39
Sage green weddings are all the rage at the moment, so what better way to incorporate the theme than this pretty eucalyptus topper with initials.
Personalised Acrylic Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper, £44.12
If you like the idea of having the bride and groom figurines on top of your wedding cake but want a modern twist, then this wedding cake topper is the perfect option. Simply choose your desired skin tone, hair colour and style, accessories, dress and suit for ultimate personalisation.
Till Death Do Us Part Cake Topper, £9
Do you see yourself as an edgy couple? Then this wedding cake topper is perfect for you.
Woodland Bride and Groom Personalised Wedding Cake Topper, £76.48
This list of the best wedding cake toppers wouldn’t be complete without a traditional bride and groom figurine option! We love this hand-in-hand option, which features customisable hair colour, skin tone and more to make the figures look just like the happy couple!
Do wedding cakes need toppers?
Not all wedding cakes need wedding cake toppers, it totally depends on your own personal style – its your wedding day after all! Wedding cake toppers are just a fun and creative way to add a bit of character and personalisation to your wedding cake. If you want to break away from tradition, click here to view some alternative wedding cake ideas.
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