My wedding was almost 10 years ago and the year of planning that went into it seems like a lifetime ago. A wedding was never something that was high on my priority list. I knew I wanted to get married, but I would have been just as happy to go to the city hall and get married that way. Growing up, I never had visions of the perfect wedding dress, the decor, and color scheme – I was just not one of those people. A wedding was important to my husband, who wanted all our friends and family there, so that’s what we did.
It was still relatively low key and nothing over the top. In other words, it was perfect. It was catered by my parents, a cake designed totally for me by my parents (Rice Krispies cake), and it was very personalized. I love weddings where something, even something as small as a wedding cake topper choice, is a little unconventional. It makes it more about the couple and less about the “just because we have to” factor of so many weddings being similar.
If you’re looking for an unconventional wedding topper, I’ve found 24 romantic and adorable ones on Etsy that are just a little bit different.
Unconventional Wedding Cake Toppers 1 of 25
If you're looking for something a little more unique or personalized in your wedding cake topper, check out these!
Starfish 2 of 25
I love this idea because for some reason, I never envisioned starfish as people, but it works!
Want one? Get this one from RedRosebudsCreations on Etsy, $17.99
Penguin Love 3 of 25
I love everything about penguins and this unconventional topper is just flat out adorable.
Want one? Get this one from fliepsiebieps on Etsy, $73
It’s Batman 4 of 25
Big fan of Batman? How can you resist this unconventional topper then?
Want one? Get this one from GenefyPlayground on Etsy, $145.45
Silhouette 5 of 25
Classic and beautiful wrapped into one. This topper is gorgeous and has a big impact for something so not over the top.
Want one? Get this one from Silhouetteweddings on Etsy, $45
Mr. and Mrs. Custom 6 of 25
You can't get much more personalized than your (new) last name. I love the clean lines and simplicity of this one.
Want one? Get this one from ThePinkOwlGifts on Etsy, $30
Star Wars 7 of 25
If you and your fiancee are big Star Wars fans, this one seems like the perfect, adorable choice!
Want one? Get this one from GenefyPlayground on Etsy, $178.51
Forever & Ever 8 of 25
Who says you need people on the top of your cake? I love this one -- everything from the words to the font makes it perfect.
Want one? Get this one from LASERolio on Etsy, $25
Customized 9 of 25
I love how cute these characters are and being able to customize them to look more like you and your partner is one big way to personalize your cake.
Want one? Get this one from OwlBeQuirky on Etsy, $45
Giraffe 10 of 25
We all seem to have some animal we can relate to and if yours happens to be a giraffe, this looks like a quirky choice for your wedding cake. (My animal is a penguin)
Want one? Get this one from MorganTheCreator on Etsy, $49
Mr and Mrs Love Birds 11 of 25
I love the simplicity of this one! It shows lots of love and cuteness wrapped into one.
Want one? Get this one from VVDesignsShop on Etsy, $19.90
Intertwined Tree 12 of 25
I love this strong oak tree topper because it's not something I've seen on a cake before. They're intertwined and it's just amazing and gorgeous!
Want one? Get this one from FeathersOfTheForest on Etsy, $47
Robots 13 of 25
If you love Claptrap from Borderlands, how can you pass this up? You can't!
Want one? Get this one from MyCustomCakeTopper on Etsy, $147.42
Bearded Dragons 14 of 25
Well, this one is likely going to speak to someone who has a love for the bearded dragons or reptiles and well, it's unconventional and cute.
Want one? Get this one from MyCustomCakeTopper on Etsy, $117.94
Cowboy Boots 15 of 25
If you and your partner a huge fans of the cowboy way or love western themed events, how cute is this one?
Want one? Get this one from MorganTheCreator on Etsy, $42
Lawn Chairs 16 of 25
This one, hands down, is my favorite unconventional wedding cake topper I've seen. I love it because the chairs -- look, they're holding hands! Such a great look into the future of love.
Want one? Get this one from MorganTheCreator on Etsy, $32
Love Birds 17 of 25
Simple and sweet, yet totally adorable and right to the point for love birds head over heels for each other.
Want one? Get this one from SkyeArt on Etsy, $48
Peacocks 18 of 25
This is like total artwork! These peacocks are absolutely gorgeous and will make an awesome statement on your cake.
Want one? Get this one from Parisxox on Etsy, $68
Corpse Bride 19 of 25
Big fan of the movie or just like the corpsey look in things, this is a good choice for anyone looking for something a little outside the regular.
Want one? Get this one from FairytaleAndFantasy on Etsy, $229
Best Day 20 of 25
Celebrate in style and put everyone in the right frame of mind with this happy phrase wedding cake topper.
Want one? Get this one from betteroffwed on Etsy, $45
Me Too 21 of 25
Ah, how adorable and simple is this wedding cake topper? If you've got a dog who doesn't want to be left out, this is perfect.
Want one? Get this one from CherryRedToppers on Etsy, $60
Surfer Love 22 of 25
Big fans of the ocean and surfing? This wedding cake topper will speak to you then and it's not something you see often.
Want one? Get this one from AsiaWorld on Etsy, $75.50
Firefighter 23 of 25
If your man is a firefighter, share your pride in his work with this romantic cake topper!
Want one? Get this one from CarolinaCarla on Etsy, $125
Skeleton Bride and Groom 24 of 25
If you and your partner are fans of the more unconventional, this one is just that, yet still quite romantic.
Want one? Get this one from purplemadison on Etsy, $95
Whales in Love 25 of 25
I love this one! It's adorable, unique, and well -- whales!
Want one? Get this one from indigotwinweddings on Etsy, $60
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!