Post # 1
I have not found a single cake topper that I even remotly like. I have no image in my mind of what I would like … other then nothing! What do you guys think? Is it okay to skip the topper? If you think yes — can you suggest somewhere to look for them? Online is fine.
Post # 3
I say skip it if you don’t like it! We couldn’t find anything we liked, so we’ll have flowers on top of the cake, but I could have just as easily gone without anything. I wouldn’t want something just because it’s "traditional." I wanted something we like!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
Oooops… I read "can i skip the cake topper?" and voted YES! (but your question was actually do you need it? = NO!) We didn’t have one, I never even thought about it.
Post # 5
I actually made our cake topper, but otherwise we would have forgone the idea because we found most of them to be hideous or not appropriate for our wedding.
Post # 6
we weren’t going to have one either – the cake wasn’t a big deal to me. But it turned out a present my then fiance had given me for our dating anniversary (a pretty, modernistic figurine of a man holding a bride in his arms) was also a cake topper! So we used it.
Post # 7
I’m not having a topper – one more thing to overspend on, and the worry about "now what do I do with it?" afterwards…
If you want to pretty-up your cake there are lots of other options – ribbon, fondant/iced decorations, a geometric design in a different colour icing, real flowers, fruits…
Post # 8
I didn’t have one. The bakery just put some fresh flowers up there and it was fine. I coudn’t find anything I liked and I wasn’t willing to shell out $$ for something I didn’t like.
Post # 9
Skip it! I’m not entirely sold on having one, either. I think I’m going to stick with flowers.
Post # 10
It’s totally okay to skip it! A cake topper is another one of those little wedding details that no one notices except for the bride and maybe the groom. 😛
Post # 11
I wasn’t planning to have one, but I found one I really liked (it’s small, not breakable and painted to look like us!!)
I say skip it. If it doesn’t bother you, no one else will notice.
Post # 12
I say skip it. If you don’t want it, why have it? You can easily use other things (like flowers) instead.
Post # 13
Oh shoot, I clicked the wrong button. Yes, skip it if you don’t want it!
Post # 14
We are just having flowers. I always thought of them as sort of cheesy. Since my fi and I are interracial this makes cake topers look even odder. The bottom line is if you don’t want it then you don’t have to have it.
Post # 15
just flowers on top of our cake!
Post # 16
Wow! Thanks for the responses! Sorry I messed a few of you up with the wording — I would change it but I think that would confuse everyone even more.
Looks like we are skipping the cake topper! Just have to double check with my fiance that he wasn’t really hoping for one. I think we plan to do a simple one or two tiered cake and do cupcakes — but for some reason the topper was bugging me, I guess it doesn’t need to anymore. (Another thing off the list! 🙂 )