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A World of Wedding Cake Toppers

Updated on October 17, 2011

Choose a cake topper that's right for you!


If you’re planning a wedding, you’re probably looking at a variety of wedding cake toppers. Today, there’s a world of cake toppers at your disposal. You can find all different themes, designs, configurations, construction materials, and colors. Looking for ethnic couples? No problem. What about funny wedding cakes toppers? Check. Would you prefer western wedding cake toppers, fishing wedding cake toppers, or other unusual wedding cake toppers? Perhaps you’re more traditional and are more interested in monogram wedding cake toppers – wedding cake toppers initials like one for the couple’s last name, or three – one for the last name and one each for the first name of the bride and groom. If you’re on a tight budget, you might be interested in cheap wedding cake toppers.


Your wedding cake can be a focal point of the reception.
Your wedding cake can be a focal point of the reception.

Why choosing a wedding cake topper is important


Years ago, most people didn’t put much thought into their wedding cake topper. Most cake toppers of the day were fairly mundane, consisting of a traditional plastic bride and groom. Boy, have things changed! Today’s weddings are planned right down to the most minute detail, and one of the biggest decisions is choosing the right wedding cake. Of course, the crowning glory for the cake is usually the cake topper. It’s the part people see first, as it often stands out from the icing.


At many receptions, the wedding cake is used as a focal point, and it can help set the tone and atmosphere of the entire party. For example, if you want your reception to be more formal, you should go with a traditional cake topper. Letter wedding cake toppers would fit this situation nicely. On the other hand, if you want your reception to be more laid back and fun, consider one of the funny wedding cake toppers.


The wedding cake and cake topper can say a lot about the bride and groom, too. It can reveal your personalities, your interests, your hobbies, your attitudes, and your sense of humor.


Your wedding cake can help create the atmosphere for your wedding reception.
Your wedding cake can help create the atmosphere for your wedding reception.

Funny wedding cake toppers


Reveal your great sense of humor with funny wedding cake toppers. If you place your wedding cake near the entryway to your reception, it will be the first thing your guests see when they walk through the door. If they’re greeted by a cake with one of these funny wedding cake toppers, they’ll automatically feel more at ease and be ready to have a plast at your wedding “throw down”!


Fishing wedding cake toppers


If the groom or the bride, or both, are into angling, fishing wedding cake toppers would be a good choice. I wish these had been available when my husband and I got married 22 years ago! We both love to fish, and in fact, we spent most of our honeymoon enjoying some saltwater fishing. This would have been a perfect choice for us. All our family members and friends know how much we love fishing, so they would have completely understood our choice of cake topper.

Western wedding cake toppers


I got married the first time when I was eighteen years old, to a cowboy. His family owned a large cattle operation, and he worked cows on horseback almost every day. In his spare time, he rode bulls and bareback broncs in rodeos, so I think he qualifies as a real cowboy. At the time, I was very into horses and Western riding, too, and I actually wanted us to day our vows on horseback. My mother had a real problem with this, however, so we did the traditional church wedding thing. If Western wedding cake toppers had been available in 1976, I would certainly have chosen one!


Unusual wedding cake toppers


Are you and your future spouse unique, edgy, creative, or different? If so, you might want to check out these unusual wedding cake toppers. You don’t have to stick with the tired old bride and groom anymore. You can express yourself with flair!


I’m including ethnic wedding cake toppers here. Not that I think it’s unusual for a non-white couple to get married, but for years, ethnic couples had few choices when it came to cake toppers. Fortunately, today all kinds of couples can find cake toppers that include figures who are white, Hispanic, black, or Asian. If the bride and groom are of different ethnic groups, some of the figures can be purchased separately!


Cheap wedding cake toppers

Are your wedding and wedding reception on a strict budget? If they are, you can still have a beautiful affair and show your guests a great time. So many details go into a wedding and a wedding reception that if you cut costs in a number of places, you’ll save a bundle. A little here, a little there can all add up to a significant amount. One place to easily save money is with cheap wedding cake toppers.

How do I know this? Because I’ve practiced what I preach. I did almost all of my oldest daughter’s wedding reception, and it turned out wonderfully! For tips about “doing” your own wedding reception, read my hub about the topic.


Monogram wedding cake toppers

If your wedding and wedding reception are more of a formal affair, monogram wedding cake toppers can carry this theme nicely with understated elegance. There are several different types of letter wedding cake toppers, so you’re sure to find just the right one for your situation. Wedding cake toppers initials might be gold, silver, or crystal, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding one to match or accent your wedding reception décor.


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    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, HP!

      HH, that's all I had room for! lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Card, that sounds like a lovely cake topper!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Jane, I've seen some of your suggestions, and they make beautiful wedding cake toppers, too!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hello, Holle, you are sure you have not left any out? Great hub.

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is good to see wedding cake toppers.

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      cardelean 7 years ago from Michigan

      Very nice assortment of toppers and great hub. I particularly like the monogram selections. My husband and I actually had a clear framed picture of us surrounded by fresh flowers as our topper.

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      Ann Leavitt 7 years ago from Oregon

      Very nice collection! I saw several I really liked. You know, I recently entered the wedding business as a florist (, and I have to say that many wedding toppers are non-desrcript and subtle --such as a small floral arrangement-- or more decorative, like a large floral arrangement that "spills" down the side, and even artificial "candied" fruits arranged delectably on the top and sides have become popular too. Thanks for a great hub!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, onceuponatime!

      Veronica, how in the world are ya, girlfriend?

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      I never knew there were so many wedding cake toppers available. How cool!

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      Jackie Paulson 7 years ago from USA IL

      This is so wonderful to see the many cake toppers. I really enjoyed this hub.