The days of the old-fashioned wedding cake topper with the standing figures of the bride in a long white wedding dress, complete with veil, and the groom in black morning dress are fading fast and today we see a growing range of often quite unusual wedding cake toppers.
Cake toppers tend to fall into two categories – those which we might class as traditional, in the sense that they are serious in nature, and those that we might class as humorous or comical wedding cake toppers.
Traditional toppers will include figures of the bride and groom but, while some will still have them standing in the customary white wedding dress and black tail coat, nowadays these will often show the bride and groom either in the actual clothes being worn for the wedding or in more casual attire. A good example of this might be military wedding cake toppers which can not only show the bride or groom in their correct military uniform, but can even show them with the correct medals and decorations.
Traditional toppers will also include such things as floral wedding cake toppers and a variety of different styles of topper displaying the initials of the bride and groom. There are also toppers that depict scenes from nature, including such things as quite beautifully crafted glass models of dolphins, which can make an ideal focal point at your reception for nature lovers and conservationists.
When it comes to funny wedding cake toppers however the choice today is simply amazing and it is relatively easy now to focus in on some aspect of the bride’s or groom’s character, or perhaps a favorite hobby or pastime, and find a humorous wedding cake topper that will really attract your guests’ attention to the cake and raise at least a smile if not a laugh or two.
For the fisherman, for example, there are toppers of the bride catching and reeling in her groom (or vice versa). It is also possible nowadays to get numerous examples of the bride catching her groom as he tries to escape, or dragging him by the collar to the altar.
Today there are wedding cake toppers to suit just about every taste and budget and the list of the different types available includes, amongst others, African American, Hispanic, gay, lesbian, beach, dove, Cinderella and fire fighter wedding cake toppers.
Your wedding reception is a happy and joyous occasion so why not stamp your personalities on the event by choosing an unusual wedding cake topper.
By: Donald Saunders