Planning a wedding requires so many decisions to be made. There's the theme, the venue, the cake, the dress, and the list goes on. Then, there are the little details many bride's forget about until the last minute! Here's one for you - the cake topper! What beautiful trinket can we adorn atop our reception centerfold to bring the entire cake together? There are so many options! Here are a few for you to think over:
Fresh Flowers - my personal favorite! Classic and timeless. Fresh Flowers come from your florist so they will match the rest of the flowers throughout. Flowers soften a cake and help tie the cake in, to match the rest of the decor throughout your reception; in addition to adding a little fullness and height to the top of your dessert!
Initial - What better way to announce your unity then placing the initial of your new last name on top of your cake. Add a flower or some greenery for a little touch of color and you have an elegant display to showcase your new family name! This beautiful photo was taken by Jeff Campbell Photography.
Personalized Topper - There are so many ideas! This couple found two doves which matched the decor around the venue. Others choose a traditional bride/groom to show their love. Still others get creative! I've seen puzzle pieces made to look like bride and groom, willow trees, salt and pepper shakers (an idea inspired from the movie "Fireproof"). One thing to note if you choose personalized toppers, always show them to your baker first. Many "toppers" can be top heavy and can fall over. Make sure you show it to your baker to make sure it will be stable enough to use prior to the wedding date.
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.