The Wedding Cake Topper and Your Wedding Theme

 

How to Choose a Wedding Cake Topper and Design Suitable for Your Wedding Theme

Wedding Cake Topper and Design Themes
Find Wedding Cake Toppers Perfect for Your Wedding Theme

Before the wedding cake can be checked off the wedding to-do list as being “complete” or even be considered completely perfect by the happy couple, there still needs to be one element to top it all off–the wedding cake topper–which can be either edible or a decorative piece, like a wedding figurine that the bride and groom can keep after the wedding. A wedding cake topper that doubles as a decorative piece needs to be able to coordinate with the rest of the wedding theme and even the wedding cake itself, but how can this all be accomplished?

 

Wedding Cake Topper Coordination

A personalized wedding with inexpensive and affordable decor is still going to be just as memorable and perfect as a wedding where thousands were spent on the decor alone. One of the smaller pieces that can really set the theme is the wedding cake topper. Here are the best aspects of a wedding cake topper to consider coordinating with the rest of the wedding as well as the cake itself.

For vintage or quirky weddings, consider a different kind of wedding cake topper that includes animals rather than humans. One of the most common animals used in wedding decor happens to be birds, but certain types of toppers can look vintage or absolutely elegant with cats or dogs.

Look at the core colors of the wedding cake topper because it can tie the theme together, as well as match the cake itself. Whether the wedding colors happen to be dark brown and blue or yellow and white, pick the topper or have a topper created with the main colors of the big day.

 

A Wedding Cake Topper for Every Style

A wedding that is both elegant and minimal can still have a cake topper that isn’t seen as “over the top.” In fact there are minimal toppers, which happen to be the traditional bride and groom or even the couple’s monograms.

For a chic and trendy wedding that isn’t stuck in tradition, there are wedding cake toppers available! Pictures of the couple can be used and chic designs can also be included to complement the theme.

Sometimes it feels as though something is missing on the wedding cake, and usually that’s the wedding cake topper that sits at the top of the cake. It can truly make or break the overall wedding decor and theme and thankfully a unique wedding cake topper doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars either.

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Unique Wedding Cake Toppers: What to Choose?

Unique Wedding Cake Toppers

It might be seen as a small touch in the grand scheme of wedding decor, but unique wedding cake toppers will make a big impression. Think about it. Those little figurines, monogrammed letters, or love birds, are standing in for you and your groom. Plus, the wedding cake is often a central point of focus during the reception, and that puts a spot light on whatever it is you have displayed on top of that fondant frosting. 

Vintage Style Wedding Cake Topper Figurine

 So, what is it that you want that cake topper to say? Will it be traditional? A sweet vintage set? A sassy sexy set? One with flowers, doves, lace, or glittering monogrammed letters?

Traditional for the Traditional Bride

Paper Roses Wedding Cake Topper - Custom Hair Colors!

If you have been dreaming of a white wedding with those ruby red roses since you discovered that white fluffy wedding dress in your mother’s closet, then a traditional set may be what your heart is set on. Traditional, however, doesn’t mean plain Jane. There are a lot of sets that offer customization of hair color and ethnicity. Additionally, there are so many selections of topper bases that can include lace, handmade flowers, flower arches, and a variety of subtle (or not) touches of color.  

Sweet, Adorable, and a Little Bit Vintage

Are you one of those couples that when people ask how you met or are witness to your googly-eyed gazing, they are swept  away by how adorably in love you are (or gag because they just can’t handle your lovey dovey cuteness? If so, you need an adorable cake topper to match. Some suggestions of sugary-sweet toppers are old-time vintage porcelain figurines. These may be the type of figurines that are in your grandmother’s fine china cabinet, but when placed on top of a cake at your wedding, you can be sure to get an “awww” and “how precious!” 

"I'll Love U 4 EVER" Car Wedding Cake Topper

Another gag-me-adorable unique wedding cake topper style would be to find one that is as googly-eyed gazing as you and your groom! Try our almost too cute “A Kiss Above” cake topper, or the just as adorable “I’ll Love U 4 EVER” Car Wedding Cake Topper!

Sassy and Sexy for a Bride with a Spunky Attitude

So, maybe you don’t want your unique wedding cake topper to be overtly gushy or perhaps you want to mix it up more than what a traditional cake topper can give you. In that case, why not just GO FOR IT! 

"Super Sexy Dancing" Wedding Bride and Groom Cake Topper Figurine

There is such a huge variety of unique wedding cake toppers available, that range from the kind your grandparents used, to those that might make a conservative bride blush. Or if you want to stay away from the super sexy and just go for something fun and spunky, try looking into something like our Gone Fishing Mix & Match Cake Toppers, and guarantee some playful conversations and laughs at the reception. 

Unique Wedding Cake Toppers truly are that one piece of wedding decor that make a decided statement about you and your wedding. And most importantly, all that matters is what you want.  Will you be traditional, sweet, or a little more on the sassy side?

Wedding Cake Toppers & Table Settings

Wedding Cake Toppers

Elegant wedding table setting

What makes for the best, most memorable wedding? Why personalization, of course! The happy couple who is about to get married wants to be able to reflect their own likes and personality into the wedding and this also means a very unique and personalized wedding that every guest is sure to remember, which can include the customization of everything from the wedding cake toppers to table settings. So, what kinds of unique wedding decor should a bride and groom look into for a certain kind of charm in their own wedding? Here is a comprehensive list to check out:

Animal Decorations
When it comes to the big day, why not add a little flair in the way animal decorations? One of the most popular happens to be birds (because of “love birds”) and they can add a bit of uniqueness because there are countless animal decorations for table settings, wedding cake toppers, the guestbook, and so much more. Other animals can include dogs, cats, and even fish.

Funny Bride-and-Groom Decorations
Sometimes a wedding isn’t going to be all about the glamor but rather a more intimate, casual setting and funny themed decorations happen to be the best. Wedding cake toppers with brides and grooms in Hawaiian shirts or in funny poses are perfect for such an occasion.

 

Simple But Elegant Table Settings

The table settings don’t need to be expensive in order to look elegant. In fact, there are inexpensive ways to make the settings look absolutely gorgeous–whether it is through a floral arrangement, colored stones, or even floating candles in water.

Why Not Monogram Everything, Including Your Wedding Cake Toppers?

  • From the guestbook to the invitations and even the wedding cake itself can be adorned with the happy couple’s monogram to make everything even more unique and personalized. It is also very inexpensive to do with the right wedding planning.

A wedding doesn’t have to be like every other wedding. It can be memorable for both the bride and groom and their guests, all it takes is making the theme and overall decor unique and personalized with the right kind of accents.

Wedding Thank You Note Etiquette

Wedding Thank You Notes Etiquette

Thank you notes are perceived as being one of the last stops of the wedding train. In a way, they are, but in order for you not to drown in envelopes, hand cramps, envelope moisteners, and gift lists, some thank you cards can be done along the way. For example, your bridal shower thank you notes should be sent out within a week, with a special note or gift to whoever hosted. Also, when you get gifts that come in the mail, you should go ahead and write your thank you note right after you open the wrapping. So what happens when you wait till after the honeymoon to send out your thank yous? Well…then you got to get a move on!

What time frame to write your thank you notes?

Some people say that newlyweds have a year after their wedding to send out all their thank you notes, and while you can consider that year mark as that absolute deadline, it is best to get them out within the first four months after your wedding. Like I noted above, thank you’s for bridal shower gifts, those who hosted celebrations, or otherwise assisted with your wedding, should be sent out within two weeks.

Fuchsia/Orange Damask and Crest Thank You Cards

What do you say in a thank you note?

Even if the gift or service is coming from someone that you may not be one hundred percent chummy with, the number one concern with a thank you note is to be genuine. This means using a stationary that is not pre-written or fill in the blank. Furthermore, in your personalized note, don’t exaggerate or overly gush about how their gift is your favorite, especially if its not. Then, on the other hand, don’t inform them that you are returning their gift because they were the fourth person to give you a crock-pot. Simply give your appreciation for the thought and time in which they have supported your new adventure. For guests that gift you with money or gift cards, if you know how you are going to use the money, feel free to tell them. 

 

Peacock Feather Thank You

Wedding Cake Toppers and Wedding Cake Trends: It’s All About the Cake

One of the best parts about planning out any dream wedding is going to be, of course, the wedding cake. There are so many flavor combinations to choose from, what kind of cake it should be, and not to mention the wedding cake topper as a final decoration to really tie everything together. But, like most aspects of a wedding, there are trends that come and go any bride and groom should be aware of. What are the most trendy in wedding cakes and wedding cake toppers? Check out a full list below:

 

Wedding Cake Toppers and Trends

  • Highly specialized and customized cakes with monograms or a personalized touch dear to the happy couple’s relationship. No more towering cakes that are just there to be eaten, wedding cakes also should reflect the overall theme of the big day.
  • Flowers are always a wedding staple but they have since grown up from being little buds of frosting or on a cake. Instead, couples are using real flowers, craft flowers, or even ones delicately made out of sculpted sugar.
  • Boxy cakes are quite on trend right now, which make it more stable if it’s a multiple layer cake as well as easier to eat and cut into. Normally these types of cakes are specially made by a baker’s shop and wrapped in a fondant.
  • Pleats aren’t just for the bridesmaids dresses any longer. They can also be incorporated into the design of the wedding cake, instantly adding some chic and modern flair.
     

    Wedding cake toppers

 

Wedding Cake Topper Trends

  • Don’t be afraid to get a little quirky with the wedding cake topper! Characters from Disney and other franchises can be used or even non-traditional couples on top of the cake in order to truly express the personality of the bride and groom.
  • For a more contemporary and chic topper, the wedding cake can be adorned with a specially made monogram topper that can be kept as a keepsake.
  • There is also the wedding cake topper which takes pictures and turns them into “best of” memories on a plaque for the happy couple.

The wedding cake and cake topper are just as important as the rest of the wedding, but it can still be affordable and unforgettable with the right kind of resources. These tops trends should give some inspiration for couples looking to make their wedding unique but still on trend.

Wedding Invitation Kits: Why Use Them & How to Word Your Invite

Purple Handmade Paper Invitation Kit

Why Use an Invitation Kit

Using a wedding invitation kit is a great idea if you are looking for a way to create a beautiful wedding invitation on a lower budget. Kits offer a variety of designs, colors, and shapes, for you to choose from and then mold into the perfect wedding invitation for your special day. Each kit will offer its own variation of response cards, invitations, envelopes, and even templates, but the catch is they will come with a limited number. This is where you need to make sure to pay attention to make sure the cost of the invitation kit will in fact be less than printing your invitation through a company. BUT $54 for 50 invitations may be a price worth the extra work, plus it leaves you room to completely personalize the wording of your invitation. 

How to Word Your Invite

So how do you word a wedding invitation? This will depend a lot on you and your preferences. One of the first things to consider is who the invite is coming from; for example are the bride and groom inviting their guests, is the invitation from the brides parents, the bride and groom’s parents, or perhaps divorced parents? Traditionally wedding invitations are worded to be from the brides parents, but as time has gone on the tradition has, of course, transformed. But with so many options, there comes that many more decisions. 

From the Bride and Groom: A generic wedding invite

Cute and Sappy Quote (Optional)

Bride’s Name

and 

Groom’s Name

request the honor of your presence at their marriage

Day of the week, day of month, month

Year

at half after __ o’clock

Location

Address

Pearl Border Ivory Invitation Kit

Sample

And we shall become as one to share every moment of our lives… 
Daisy Smith 
and 
Jacob Wask
request the honor of your presence at their marriage 
Friday, the twenty second of June 
two thousand thirteen 
at four o’clock 
Church of Christ 
1302 Westminster Avenue 
Seattle, Washington

Gold Hearts Invitation Kit

From the Bride and Groom’s Parents: This wording from Invitations Consultants is ADORABLE for a winter wedding! 

The weather outside may be 
frightful, but the wedding inside will be delightful 
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brown 
and 
Doctors William and Sally Baker 
invite you to share in the joy of the marriage uniting 
their children 
Cindy 
and 
Matthew 
Thursday, the eighteenth of December 
two thousand eighteen 
five o’clock in the evening 
St. Joseph Catholic Church 
22 East Bay Road 
Atlanta, Georgia

The Wedding Invitation: How to Pick the Perfect One

"Come Away With us" Wedding Invitation

Oh So Beautiful Paper. “Beth + Eric’s “Come Away With Us” Destination Wedding Invitations.” ohsobeautifulpaper.com

Wedding invitations are kind of a big deal in the world of wedding planning. Why? Wedding invitations are one of the first introductions that your guests have to your wedding. Whether the invitation you send is formal, laid-back, themed, DIY, or plain-Jane, will give your guests an idea of what to expect on the wedding day. This can lead to what kind of gifts they will buy you, how they might dress, and how long they expect to stay. It is not really a matter of which one is better, but which invitation is best for your wedding.  

Silver Jacket Invitations Kit

For the Formal Wedding

A Formal wedding needs, of course, a formal invitation. Some of the best styles will be an invitation simply trimmed in gold, silver, or your main wedding color. The font would need to be clean, perhaps your names in a cursive, but clear and legible. You want everything to scream classy. It is probably best to pick a paper that is white or creme, and most definitely a hard card stock. Also, a nice touch would be to have the invitation tied in a ribbon. Don’t do anything crazy; we don’t want to see neon or anything resembling spandex, but a nice satin ribbon to add a light touch of color.    

Peter + Kristy’s Rustic Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Oh So Beautiful Paper. “Peter + Kristy’s Rustic Letterpress Wedding Invitations”. ohsobeautifulpaper.com

For the Themed Wedding:

If you are having a themed wedding, do NOT miss out on the opportunity your wedding invitation presents. It is the first step in creating that fairy tale, Great Gatsby, Whovian, “adventure is out there”, atmosphere. You can’t send a silver trimmed wedding invitation out and then have your guests show up to a carnival themed wedding with tickets, photo booths, dancing, fire jugglers, and games. It would be misleading. Plus, there is so much fun you can have with it. If you love books and want to have the written word at the center of your wedding, send out invitations styled like library check out cards. Or, if you are like the many that fell in love with Disney’s Up, why not design invitations that look like hot air balloons or like the mailbox with the his and her hand print?. A themed wedding often leads to a lot of do-it-your-own, but for the perfect invitation you don’t have to do-it-your-own completely. Try finding invitation kits that will start you out with the basics and then you can add your own design to it.  

 Botanical Green Invitations Kit Brown and Ivory Invitation Kit
For the Seasonal Wedding:

If you are planning a wedding around a particular season, you of course need a seasonally coordinated themed wedding invitation. This doesn’t mean a fall wedding requires maple leaves on the invitation, unless, of course, you really like maple leaves. It does, however, mean that you need to look for invitation styles that keep with a certain tone to match the season. A spring wedding, for example, lends to floral designs or garden foliage, and light colors, while a fall wedding is in need a warmer tones like brown, gold, deep red, burnt orange, and other colors that are more likely to remind you of snuggling up in a blanket. In the fall, it is also a great time to play with textures. For example, you can use a burlap tie, instead of a ribbon. Or in the spring, you can play with embossed designs to add levels to your design, but still keep it light and airy.