The cake topper is probably a pretty minor detail in the big scheme of wedding planning (is anything really a minor detail when it comes to a wedding, though?), but when you have such a pretty cake that someone has worked hard to make, you don't want to ruin it by putting something tacky or ill-fitting on top. A lot of what I've seen is less the classic man-and-wife figures, and more creative options (and a lot of birds, for some reason. "love birds," maybe?).
For our cake (going to be made by Heather Luse of Delectable Delights) I was originally thinking a simple "M" for our last name, but lately I've been considering some other options. I just asked Kyle, "do you have any thoughts on our cake topper?" to which he replied that he had "no thoughts," and then added "no glitter" and that he did have the power to veto my decision. I think something simple would work best atop our classy cake. I don't want to tell you too much about it, but think raspberries and pearls. We are also planning on having a dessert bar of sorts; it should be really fun and tasty, made by family and members of the wedding party (bonding time before the big event!).
And just for fun, some less conventional figurine cake toppers (I'm not considering using any of these).
- From the desk of Mrs. M