Inspiration: Alternative Wedding Cake Toppers
Written by Peta Ireland Al Akawi on September 19, 2019.
Tagged under: CAKE INSPIRATION, WEDDING CAKES, wedding cake toppers
Gone are the days of the traditional, and dare we say sometimes verging on tacky, Bride & Groom miniature figurines wedding cake toppers.
We’ve all seen them haven’t we? The traditional ceramic cake topper that depict the couple in formal attire; the bride in her meringue white dress and veil, and the groom in his black morning suit. But times have changed! We’re thrilled that there’s now a vast array of options available on the market when it comes to wedding cake toppers, to not only give couples more choice, but to also reflect the growing diversity in marriages and wedding styles and themes alike.
In many families, for generations, it’s been tradition to pass down the wedding cake topper for the youngest member of the family to enjoy on their wedding day, and so on. Now, although some of the modern cake toppers out there may not make the most nostalgic of hand-me-downs, as let’s face it your daughter is probably going to have a completely different vision and style when it comes to her own wedding day, we do love the idea of your wedding cake topper being something you treasure post wedding.
You’re also probably familiar with the tradition of saving and preserving the top tier of your wedding cake. But do you know why? Back in the day, this top tier was usually saved to be then enjoyed on your one year anniversary, or upon the birth of your first child (which was often within that first year of marriage!). There’s also the sentiment of superstition that if a couple enjoy a piece of wedding cake a year on from their wedding day, this will bring them prosperity and good luck. Nowadays though, most couples do make the effort to salvage their top tier (if they chose to have a tiered wedding cake that is) but it just ends up in the back of the freezer, untouched, for years to come. It’s the thought that counts though, right!
If you’re in the midst of planning your big, we hope this round up of alternative cake toppers sparks you with ideas for your own dream wedding cake. And remember to let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of this feature, we’d love to know if you held onto your cake topper and top tier for keepsake!
We hope you enjoy this ‘slice’ of cake topper inspiration! Enjoy…
♡ Mr & Mrs ♡
♡ Dessert Dreams ♡
♡ Crystal Touch ♡
♡ Always ♡
♡ Love ♡
♡ Polaroid Fun ♡
♡ Personalised Mr & Mrs ♡
♡ Rustic Fairy Tale ♡
♡ Mini Bunting ♡
♡ Pineapple Express ♡
♡ Happily Ever After ♡
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Photo credits (in order of appearance): Famous Favors / All Her Glory / Etsy / M. Felt Photography via Burnett’s Board / Emilia Jane Photography / Etsy / Bunting & Barrow / Lace Wedding Cake Ideas / Lissie Lou / Stephanie Brazzle Photography / Etsy / Malarkey Cakes / Happily Ever Etched
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