Post # 1
My fiance and I have been struggling over the issue of a cake topper. I wanted a figurine, he wanted nothing. Much *discussion* later, he threw out his idea for the perfect cake topper…a pair of salt and pepper shakers, glued together.
Those of you who have seen the movie Fireproof will recognize this reference. I love the meaning of it.
My only concern is that we are a mixed couple (black and white) and people might think the salt and pepper represents that. 🙂
Have you seen plain salt and pepper shakers glued together as a cake topper?
Post # 3
LoL that is cute! You could paint or design the salt and pepper shakers like little brides and grooms! I’d dress them up
Eek, you’re right, somebody probably WOULD think you guys are being humorous about your races by using salt and pepper shakers, though! Honestly, it’s kind of amusing, though, and shows that you are embracing each other, ha!
Go for it! What a unique idea
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
I think that’s a really cute idea! I haven’t ever seen it done before. You could even put a little veil and bowtie on the shakers. I agree that some might see it at a representation of your races, but I think it would be more cute and humorous than offensive.
Post # 5
I think it’s adorable! Re: the race issue – so what?! Do you think it would honestly offend anyone? If you were having traditional people figurines they’d be representative of your respective races anyway. One wedding I attended for a mixed race couple had a pair of chocolate mice as their wedding cake topper (and as favors) – one was milk chocolate and the other was white chocolate. Everyone thought it was adorable and no one took offense. And actually, if you’re doing favors, you could give those teensy mini sets of S&P shakers.
I say go for it – if it’s special to you & makes you happy, that outweighs any concerns that random people might have. 🙂
Post # 6
I actually think it’s a great idea, especially if you were to get a salt and pepper set that were magnetized, rather than glued together (like this set), then you could use them in your home later on.
Post # 7
I’ve seen the movie "Fireproof". I loved it! That was actually the thing that popped into my mind, was that movie and the meaning to it. I never thought anything to do with race. I love the meaning of it.
Go for it! The important thing is that you two know the meaning. 🙂
Post # 8
I like the idea. I don’t think it would be offensive. You know your guests though, would they? I still think its Very cute 🙂
Post # 9
"Fireproof" was the first thing i thought when i saw this post title! i say DO IT!
Post # 10
Go for it girl!
If you and your Fi like it then why not do it??
Post # 11
I’ve actually been considering using salt & pepper shakers for cake toppers too! I saw that idea somewhere a while ago, I forget where, and it struck me as creative and interesting. We want to have kitty cake toppers (because we have two kitties and they can’t be part of the wedding because it’s destination), but I have no idea where to find kitty cake toppers in the way we want them. And then I saw the salt/pepper thing, and thought that maybe it would be easier to find kitty-shaped salt & pepper shakers than kitty-shaped bride&groom cake toppers. So we *might* go that route too. Maybe 😛 So yeah, I say go for it! 😀
Post # 12
that’s awesome – and you can reuse them in your home after that! (i’m all for non-frivolous wedding purchases 😛 )