Your guests eat with their eyes first, so if you want your friends and family to be excited to dig in to a slice of your wedding cake, it's time to seriously consider a unique cake topper. Long gone are the days of bride and groom figurines atop your tiered confection. Contemporary couples are, instead, choosing fresh, modern, and playful decorations to sit on that top tier.
While lush flowers and sugar details are always pretty cake toppers, don't be afraid to get creative with the wedding tradition. What might seem like a simple, everyday object can turn out to be a beautiful detail that truly transforms your cake.
We love the look of a vintage teacup brimming with fresh flowers or gilded branches for an unexpected yet beautiful detail. Looking for something even more personalized? Dinosaur figurines painted a glitzy gold, a mini door with your new married name, or state cutouts with your and your groom's initials are all fun and original options.
If you prefer a modern take on something more classic, try a laser-cut sign with your names, a whimsical figurine topper (our new favorite features a bride and groom playing a guitar!), or a simple phrase — like "Happily Ever After" or "Mr. and Mrs." — in a glam metallic shade.
Ready to find the perfect topper to sit pretty on your wedding cake? Click through to see 20 styles we're obsessed with right now.
At left: Shimmering gold "Hooray" cake topper.
Photo: Cassidy Carson Photography