(Closed) Does the cake topper have to look like you?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No it doesnt…One of the wedding bees had love birds as here cake topper…It is what you want it can be your new lastname inital.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Gaelic Park

Im glad you asked this August2013Bride because I am having the same issue kind of and I’m eager to see what other people think.

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Gaelic Park

Im glad you asked this August2013Bride because I am having the same issue kind of and I’m eager to see what other people think.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

It certainly doesn’t have to look like you, but I wouldn’t choose some that look like another couple instead (e.g., two white ppl when one of you is not white). I would go for more vague (no race distinguishable) human forms or something else entirely, like monogram or animals etc. I wouldn’t go for incorrect race because it might be read into like “I wish he was this rather than that” or something.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Considering I saw another poster who has pink narwhals as their topper… no. I don’t think it’s a big deal and I doubt anyone is going to care what you put on the top of your cake.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

@August2013Bride:  Here is a link to a thread where OP had her cake topper customized based off of pictures she sent into the seller.  They came out great!

Customized Cake Topper

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@August2013Bride:  as a brown person I would prefer to be represented as brown! Otherwise it wouldn’t be me! Ask him. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@August2013Bride:  I personally dont think they have to look exactly like you unless there is a signifcant difference such as in the case of my Fiance and I. He is Italian/Irish and I am Black American/Cherokee it would be very noticeable if they didnt resemble us.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think in the past it wasnt expected. But now, I think most people would expect it. (And as someone who is half-brown I’d want to be represented.)

First I would contact the company that made the topper (not the one who is selling it) you like. See if there is anything you can do.

If not, try Etsy. If there is something you like, but is out of your price range, contact the seller and see what they can do that is in your price range.

Here are some in your price range 

http://www.etsy.com/browse/weddings/decor/cake-toppers/?ship_to=US&max_price=35 

Good Luck 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have the same issue. I’m white & blond. Man is tan (latino), with long black hair, and he’s the same height as me. NO CAKE TOPPERS LOOK ANYTHING LIKE US! We didn’t do a cake topper for our wedding in his country as a result. I think we won’t do one in my country either… but you can do initials, hearts, or whatever. I’d go for something like that before getting a bride and groom that didn’t look like us.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think if you’re going to specifically put people on top of the cake it does look strange if they look nothing like you. There are so many amazing options for cake toppers that match wedding themes but aren’t people. Or perhaps a vendor on Etsy could custom paint one for you or something. 

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