15 Wedding Cake Toppers

No longer limited to fresh cut flowers or formally dressed figurines, today’s cake toppers are anything but ordinary.

Choose one that makes a personal statement and plays to your unique personality.

Here, we culled 15 of our favorites.


Initial This

For a touch of glitz, top a monocromatic cake with your initials encrusted in pearls and adorned with a piece of cherished “something old” jewelry.

Shannon Lee Atelier 3-Letter Monogram cake topper ($105)


“C” is for Corinthians

Crafted from sustainably-sourced wood, this rustic cake topper sums up the popular 1 Corinthians 13:4 (“Love is patient, love is kind…”) reading well. Rather say something else? Personalize up to seven flags with a favorite quote or saying.

Figs & Ginger

Figs & Ginger 1 Corinthians cake topper ($69) | Photo courtesy of The Knot


How Doll-ing!

Turn yourself and wedding day attire into adorable wooden peg dolls.

Goose Grease

Goose Grease cake toppers (prices start at $60)


Say It with Sparkles

Create a dramatic entrance for your wedding cake with gold or silver sparklers.

Sparkle Cake

Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty


Throwing Shadows

Before the advent of photography, a person’s profile was cut to record their appearance. Give your cake a vintage cast with handcut his-and-her block silhouettes.

Silhouette cake topper

Photo courtesy of Lover.ly


All You Need Is LOVE

When The Beatles were asked to write a song about a universal subject everyone could understand, they picked an emotion close to their hearts. BHLDN’s hand-cast pewter cake topper tugs at our heart strings too.

Love cake topper by BHLDN

BHLDN L-O-V-E cake topper ($32)


Mean What You Say

Your guests already know how you feel but it’s your wedding so go ahead, be redundant.

Better Off Wed Best Day Ever cake topper

Better Off Wed cake topper ($45)


Shake It, Don’t Break It

Perfect for nautical nuptials, adorn your cake with whimsical salt and pepper shakers like this pair by interior designer Jonathan Adler.

Jonathan Adler Sailor & Siren Salt & Pepper Shakers

Jonathan Adler Sailor & Siren Salt & Pepper Shakers ($34.99)


One Cute Couple

This cake-topper-cum-keepsake mimics every wondrous detail about a bride and groom, from her wedding dress and bouquet to their hairstyles and skin tones.

MilkTea cake topper

MilkTea cake topper ($190)


Match Made In Heaven

We’re not quite sure what to make of Melabo’s porcelain mystical creature and woodland beast match-up so we’re filing this one under: “What’s Your Spiritual Animal?”

Melabo cake topper

Melabo Unicorn Weds Dear cake topper ($50)


Flaming Flamingos

These handpainted paper flamingos by Ann Wood are ideal for a Florida destination wedding and they put a fresh spin on the venerable love bird motif.

Ann Wood flamingos

Ann Wood Flamingos cake topper ($138)


Hang It Up

Display a festive garland—decorated with garland, flags, pom-poms or edible objects—on its own or as a colorful backdrop for another cake topper.

Multifringe

Potter + Butler Multi-Fringe cake topper ($62)


Broach Me About It

Skip the candied florals for a cake topper that is unabashadely feminine and fashioned from modern gems and antique jewelry sentimental to the bride.  

Broach cake topper

Fantasy Floral Designs Brooch cake topper (starts at $299)


Queen of Cakes

Your wedding deserves the royal treatment—cap your cake with a crown of gilded perfection, a top trend for 2015.

Crown cake topper

Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty


Modern Marriage

Comical or a sign of things to come, we’re certain many millennials will see themselves in this social media-loving couple.

Texting Couple Cake Topper

Texting Couple cake topper ($14.19)

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