23 Unique Wedding Cake Toppers

You can buy most of these too-cute toppers right now!

Updated 04/26/19

Photo by Jessica Bordner Photography

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 wedding 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. Unique wedding cake toppers can make your confection more fitting to you and your partner's personalities or wedding theme. After all, the rest of your wedding day is catered to your personal style—why shouldn't your wedding cake be, too?

For starters, we love the look of wire wedding cake toppers, carefully twisted into the shapes of your initials. At tropical weddings, a wedding cake topper that features bright florals and greenery will fit in quite nicely. You can even use a pair of pretty pink flamingos, like the topper above. Are you and your soon-to-be spouse pet parents? How about a wedding cake topper featuring a miniature replica of your dog or cat? Acrylic or laser-cut wedding cake toppers with cute quotes are also fun and original options. (One proclaiming "Happily Ever After" is the perfect choice for a romantic celebration!)

Meanwhile, we've also seen couples use unique materials like fabric bunting for their wedding cake toppers. And we especially love the blend of cultures that a wedding cake topper featuring a phrase in a foreign language brings.

See? There are so many unique wedding cake toppers out there besides those mini bride and groom figurines! Ready to find the perfect topper to sit pretty on your wedding cake? Browse below to see the 23 unique wedding cake toppers we're currently obsessed with. Best of all, you can buy many of them right now!

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Tropical Wedding Cake Topper

Courtesy of ZCreateDesign

Say aloha to this tropical wedding cake topper, featuring vibrant florals and greenery.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $38.25

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Best Day Ever Wire Wedding Cake Topper

Courtesy of LeRusticChic

Let all your guests know that you just had the "Best. Day. EVER!" with this unique wedding cake topper.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $19.99

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Whimsical Mermaids

Wedding Cake

Photo by Hannah Costello

After their city hall ceremony, this couple and their guests dined on a lemon wedding cake that was topped with custom merman and mermaid ceramic toppers—an unconventional and whimsical touch!

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Just Married Wedding Cake Topper Banner

Courtesy of Friendly Events

We love kitschy, vintage-inspired bunting at weddings—especially when it's used as a unique wedding cake topper!

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $16.82

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Happily Ever After Cake Topper

Courtesy of BHLDN

Having a fairytale affair? Top your reception's dessert with this "Happily Ever After" wedding cake topper, featuring some pretty paper florals.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $84

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Flamingo Cake Topper

Photo by A Heart String

For a tropical destination wedding, a pair of fun flamingos makes for a unique wedding cake topper. These feathered friends were used at a beach wedding in Miami.

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Married AF Cake Topper

Courtesy of Everlaser

We love this unique wedding cake topper that cheekily proclaims you "Married AF."

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $14

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Mrs. and Mrs. Wedding Cake Topper

Courtesy of BelvedereCollections

This wedding cake topper's wooden floral design boasts part-rustic, part-romantic vibes.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $24.06

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Better Together Wedding Cake Topper

Courtesy of GuestBookStudio

Just like cake and frosting, you and your soon-to-be spouse are better together!

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $16

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Acrylic Personalized Names Cake Topper

cake

Photo by Ali Bailey

It doesn't get more personable than a wedding cake topper that features your names! At their modern Australian wedding, this couple finished their three-tiered confection with an acrylic topper, laser-cut with their names.

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Eat Drink and Be Married Cake Topper

Courtesy of etchedintimber

This unique wedding cake topper pretty much sums up your entire wedding day: "Eat, drink, and be married!"

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $19.99

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Love Wreath Cake Topper

Courtesy of BHLDN

At the end of the day, your wedding is all about love, which makes this floral cake topper from BHLDN the perfect choice.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $84

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Arrow and Initials Rustic Wire Wedding Cake Topper

Courtesy of LeRusticChic

For a personable wedding cake topper, we love this wire creation featuring your and your partner's initials.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $24.99

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Laser-Cut Italian Cake Topper

Couple Kissing Over Wedding Cake

Photo by Katelyn James Photography

If your wedding will be a blend of different cultures or traditions, find a laser-cut wedding cake topper that represents that. For example, this couple used a gold topper that read “Per Sempre” (“Forever” in Italian) at their Lake Como wedding.

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Personalized Wedding Cake Topper

Courtesy of AllHerGlory

Does it get any more unique than your and your spouse's names side-by-side? We didn't think so!

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $17.31

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Custom Pet Cake Topper

Wedding Cake with Dog Topper

Photo by Rachel Buckley Weddings

For a customized touch, why not include your furry friend? Jon Favreau and Emily Black used a figurine of their goldendoodle atop their wedding cake.

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Mr. and Mr. Wooden Cake Topper

Courtesy of TheNorthwoodCo

You can keep a unique laser-cut design simple by just having it read your newlywed titles.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $13.18

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To the Moon and Back Romantic Wedding Cake Topper

Courtesy of Amazon

This romantic wedding cake topper is perfect for a celestial-themed wedding.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $10.99

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Playful Pair of Bears Cake Topper

Semi-Naked Cake with Bear Cake Topper

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

For a rustic wedding, we love a playful pair of bears. This unique wedding cake topper was used at this fun Pennsylvania wedding.

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Modern Acrylic Disc Cake Topper

Wedding cake

Photo by Jenny Haas

A small clear acrylic disc, like the one this couple featured at their wedding at the Cleveland Museum of Art, is a more modern way to feature the "Mr. and Mrs." sentiment.

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Oh Happy Day Cake Topper

Courtesy of BHLDN

This wooden cake topper features a laser-cut wreath that would look right at home at a rustic wedding.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $18

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Paper Doll Cake Topper

Wedding cake

Photo by Pedro Vilela

Instead of a pair of porcelain bride and groom figurines, put a unique twist on the classic with a paper-doll-inspired wedding cake topper. This particular topper was featured at a chic, DIY wedding in Portugal.

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Hooray Multi Color Glitter Acrylic Cake Topper

Courtesy of David's Bridal

With rainbow-hued glitter and a highly necessary exclamation point, this unique wedding cake topper looks just as excited as you'll be on your wedding day.

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $22.95

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