Wedding cake topper
Gemma Giorgio Photography

Whether you go classic or completely unconventional, your wedding cake topper should be as unique and creative as your cake. Here are a few ideas to get you started…

Where once it was traditional to simply place a bride and groom figurine on the top of your wedding cake, these days wedding cake toppers come in all shapes, sizes, colours and varieties.

And much like your cake, you should try to select a topper that’s original and reflective of your relationship – whether it be humorous, creative, sweet or stylish.

It’s also important to get the size and balance right, says Grace Sherriff, founder and chief designer at norma & dorothy.

“Be sure to pick a size that’s suitable for your chosen cake,” she says. “You don’t want a huge topper with a small top tier!”

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Material is something you should consider, too. Think about texture, design and what will complement the colours you’ve chosen for your cake and overall theme.

“Choose something that suits the style of your big day,” Grace says. “For instance, a wooden cake topper will look beautiful with rustic styling, while a mirror base will look great with a luxe design.”

She adds, “If you’re opting for a fully decorated cake, then choose a simple cake topper, with just the word ‘love’ or ‘forever’.”

“Decorated cakes can be expensive, so if you’re on a tight budget, choose a simple white cake and dress it up with some foliage and a more stylised topper.”

Lettered cake toppers

Traditional lettering of the bride and groom’s names is a popular and personal choice for many couples. Opt for playful, curly handwriting fonts with extra embellishments like hearts or stars for a chic finish.

Chocolate wedding cake
Helen Cawte Photography
Wedding cake topper
Craig & Eva Sanders

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If your first names are too long, consider using your initials or a ‘Mr and Mrs’ design to celebrate the start of your new life together as a married couple.

Metallic silver or gold textures are great for a touch of glitz, but if you’re opting for a more natural, rustic look, try incorporating flowers and foliage, wood tones and softer, lighter colours.

White and gold wedding cake
Anu & Adrian Dharmaratne
Fruit wedding cake
D&A Photography

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Alternatively, opt for short and sweet messages such as ‘Best Day Ever’, ‘Forever and Always’ or ‘Love’, to sum up just how beautiful and magical this moment is for the both of you.>Themed cake toppers

Does your wedding have a theme? Get a cake topper to match! We particularly love this elegant creation, which was designed for a literature-loving couple whose celebrations were inspired by their favourite books.

The designer, Eddie Street, decorated the cake with flowers made from the bride’s favourite book The Fault in Our Stars, finishing it off with an artistic ‘Mr and Mrs’ cake topper.

White and blue wedding cake
Gyan Gurung

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This couple, on the other hand, chose a cake topper that coordinated with their Grecian-themed wedding day.

The four-tier creation, designed by Sweet Stories Cyprus, was decorated with a gold Grecian wreath and vine leaves, with red velvet, chocolate and hazelnut flavouring.

Grecian wedding cake
Beziique

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Floral wedding cake toppers

Floral cake toppers are perfect for a summer wedding, and can easily be matched to the flowers you’ve selected for your bouquet and centrepieces. This big, bold and vibrant Mexican design from Nevie Pie Cakes will certainly capture guests’ attention.

Floral wedding cake
neviepiecakes.com

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Prefer a simpler, more classic cake design? Adorned with calm, pastel tones, these cute floral creations are great for a rustic-themed big day.

White wedding cake
Nicky Hill Photography
Roses wedding cake
Nicholas Hill Photography

Bride and groom cake topper

Figurines are still all the rage and can even be modelled on versions of the bride and groom. Go traditional for a classic cake design, or quirky and humorous to give your guests a giggle.

Bride and groom cake topper
Kayleigh Pope

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