Me and my hubby wanted to make our wedding as personalized as possible and try to break outta the "wedding mold"
(I was lucky enough to have a fiance that actually insisted on helping out!)
One of our fun projects was the cake topper. We sat down and tried to come up with ideas that appealed to both of us, and we had both played with the Fisher Price Little People when we were kiddos! So we looked on Ebay and checked out the thrift stores for the ones that weren't like the modern day squat-chubby ones, but the ones we actually had back in the 80's. We found the ones we wanted on ebay for fairly cheap (generally $0.99 a piece or for a set of 3 or 4 depending on if there's rare ones in the lot). These also work great because they have that thinner part below their body's that would go in the holes of their chairs or cars or whatnot, and just sink that part of them into the cake! Then noworries about them falling over (cuz her veil pushes her over on her face! LOL )
His was fairly easy for the groom. We just ordered a Circus Ring Master for his (LOL he liked the one with the funny mustache!!). And I ordered the "Mom" with the yellow hair and the blue body with the "Samantha Stevens" eyes from Bewitched. (Anyways, that's who those eyes reminded me of as a kid anywas hehe
) Well, I have black hair, and was wearing a white dress, so I had to do some painting.
I very lightly
sanded down the Bride and used 2 layers of white primer paint on her hair and her body. Then I used a semi-gloss white we had at the house, and semi-gloss black for the hair. Both regular Latex Non-Toxic house paints. (Be sure the paint you use, if you do this type of project, is NonToxic, cuz it'll be touching your cake
After she dried for a day or two (wanted to be double triple sure being I was a nervous bride and didn't want ANYTHING to go wrong
) I then hot glued on her veil with a scrap I had cut from some of our left over tulle we used for decorating the church and topped it off with some ribbon left over from our homemade invites and some "pearls". They were the talk of the reception!
Hope every bride and groom here has equally fun and cute projects to add personality to your wedding!