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#1 KiJo

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

I am getting married in October and am wanting to have a personalised cake topper...We have deliberately tried to cut costs on the cake, to try and keep it as simple as possible, so that our cake topper becomes the feature. We are wanting to have us plus our 2 gorgeous furbabies... only trouble is is it's fairly expensive.. $560. That includes all personalisation touches, plus our 2 pups.

They are made from polymear (sp?) clay, so they will be a momento we can keep, but I just wanted to know if you got one, do u think it's worth the money?

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:51 AM

short answer? No, its not worth it at that price.

The way I look at it is (and this is how I was thinking when budgeting for our wedding)

That is another 5 people you could have at the wedding and reception, or another $500 towards your photos, honeymoon etc.

In all honesty, sure it may be a great momento, but I can almost put money on the fact that 3 years down the track you'll get sick of dusting it and it will go into a box in storage.
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#3 nephthys

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 12:53 PM

I'm with Em, I'm afraid. People won't remember the cake.

I had a traditional wedding cake with a cascade of flowers made from icing. It was a stunning piece of art. Since our wedding day, they've sat in a container in the cupboard getting in the way. In saying this, however, it only cost $450 to get the entire two-tiered cake made even with all that detail, so that might give you a basis for comparison.

If I may offer a suggestion; turn that money into a flight upgrade or live music.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:37 PM

W2B - Jump on Etsy and try and find the seller - Naked Peggies. I got mine from her and they were $68 including shipping to Aus. I know she does them with pets as she has listings in her esty shop with pets and what you do is send her a photo of what the two of you and your babies look like and also describe your dress (or send a pic of it like i did) and then tell her what FH will be wearing, you can choose veil or no veil, jewellery etc and then she will send you a pic before she glosses them. That way you have your moment to keep but its not stupidly expensive.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:54 PM

We're purchasing fully customised toppers from wowminime for less than $200, done from photos, right down to the lace on the dress. The top tier of cake is foam to keep with them. I suppose in a few years, yes, they'll become just more dust collectors, but for now (after the wedding) they'll have pride of place for while. But being an etsy nut, I'm off to check out the peggies!

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:45 PM

QUOTE(nephthys @ May 24 2010, 12:53 PM) View Post

I'm with Em, I'm afraid. People won't remember the cake.


People are still commenting on our cake and toppers 3 years later. We paid $700 for the whole cake and toppers and and delivery. They we made from the icing stuff, but we still have them on display under glass

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:49 AM

QUOTE(Chucky! @ Jun 1 2010, 11:45 PM) View Post

People are still commenting on our cake and toppers 3 years later. We paid $700 for the whole cake and toppers and and delivery. They we made from the icing stuff, but we still have them on display under glass

Wow, it must have really stood out. I've been to close to 30 weddings (no kidding) and the only one I can remember is my aunt's cake because it was the first crochembouche I'd ever seen. I can remember what most brides wore but the cakes I barely registered.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:02 AM

I didn't want any cake topper but my husband wanted one of the personalised toppers. So I decided to let him have it laugh.gif I think it was a bit over a $100 on top of the cost of the cake, and was made to look like us in our wedding attire. The wedding cake maker did it for us. Best decision I made as we have it sitting on our bar shelves still, 4 years later and people always comment on it and it makes me smile every time I see it! I would vote to go for the topper but see if you can get it cheaper from somewhere.
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#9 KiJo

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:12 PM

Hi girls thanks for the advice... So we had decided that we wouldn't bother, cos it's just not worth it! BUT then we conveniently stumbled across the fact that our cake maker made them (I can't belive we didn't think to check beforehand!) so she is doing one for us with us and our 2 pups for $110!! So happy I can't wait to see them!

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