When you are planning your wedding, there are a million different things which you need to consider, not only in respect of the marriage ceremony, but also for your reception. It goes without saying of course that one thing which is essential to any wedding reception is the wedding cake.
The cake is not just ‘party food’, but is a traditional element of your wedding celebration, with the happy couple cutting the first piece of cake and ‘feeding’ each other.
Obviously you will wish to consider the design of your cake far in advance of your wedding, from the sort of cake you want to the type of frosting and the wedding cake toppers you wish to use.
Of course wedding cake toppers are not absolutely necessary and you could simply omit them. But, adding them to your wedding cake can allow you express your personality and make a marked different to the impact of what is the focal point of your reception.
But just what is a topper?
Traditionally, wedding cake toppers have been the small figures of the happy couple which are frequently put on top of a wedding cake to represent togetherness. By custom, wedding cake toppers show the bride and groom in formal attire and are normally the only part of the cake which can be preserved over the years, apart from photographs of course. These toppers were at their most popular in the 1950s, although very many couples still put them on cakes.
So, just what sort of cake topper should we pick?
These days, there are a lot more designs for toppers than the simple bride and groom and these range from the humerous to the elegant. Should you decide to use wedding cake toppers then choose something which is going to be appropriate for both the style and theme of your reception and for you. If your wedding is a formal affair then consider selecting a time-honored toppers or perhaps use your initials to create a ‘monogrammed’ topper. Simple wedding cake toppers like these can also be the best choice if you and your partner are finding it difficult to agree on toppers.
If you want to have a more informal and relaxed reception then you might feel that you would like to go for a comical wedding cake topper or for something which appeals to hobbies which you and your new spouse have in common. Or, if you have selected a theme for your reception then go for wedding cake toppers which reflect that theme. For instance, nothing can add a nicer touch to a reception with an ‘aquatic’ theme than wedding cake toppers in the form of a pair of dolphins leaping together.
Just make sure that your toppers will work with the design of the cake and, if there is any doubt then let the artistry of your cake speak for itself and leave off the toppers.
However, with such a wide range of wedding cakes toppers to choose from today it is almost inconceivable that you will not be able to find the perfect wedding cake topper.