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
Say aloha to this tropical wedding cake topper, featuring vibrant florals and greenery.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $38.25
Best Day Ever Wire Wedding Cake Topper
Let all your guests know that you just had the "Best. Day. EVER!" with this unique wedding cake topper.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $19.99
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!
Just Married Wedding Cake Topper Banner
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
Flamingo Cake Topper
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.
Married AF Cake Topper
We love this unique wedding cake topper that cheekily proclaims you "Married AF."
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $14
Mrs. and Mrs. Wedding Cake Topper
This wedding cake topper's wooden floral design boasts part-rustic, part-romantic vibes.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $24.06
Better Together Wedding Cake Topper
Just like cake and frosting, you and your soon-to-be spouse are better together!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $16
Acrylic Personalized Names Cake Topper
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.
Eat Drink and Be Married Cake Topper
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
Arrow and Initials Rustic Wire Wedding Cake Topper
For a personable wedding cake topper, we love this wire creation featuring your and your partner's initials.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $24.99
Laser-Cut Italian Cake Topper
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.
Personalized Wedding Cake Topper
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
Custom Pet Cake Topper
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.
Mr. and Mr. Wooden Cake Topper
You can keep a unique laser-cut design simple by just having it read your newlywed titles.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $13.18
Playful Pair of Bears Cake Topper
For a rustic wedding, we love a playful pair of bears. This unique wedding cake topper was used at this fun Pennsylvania wedding.
Modern Acrylic Disc Cake Topper
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.
Paper Doll Cake Topper
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.
Hooray Multi Color Glitter Acrylic Cake Topper
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