The wedding cake is the center of attention in a wedding reception. A tiered wedding cake of reasonable height will be the first thing guests will see as they enter the reception room. This is why bakers of wedding cakes take the extra effort to make attractive designs and draw attention to it with unique cake toppers. A bridal cake should be able to satisfy the eyes before it can satisfy the taste. But taste will always be the final test of a wedding cake.
Some like their wedding cake toppers formal and traditional. If they must insist on the ubiquitous bride and groom figurine, they should give it a new twist. One way of doing that is looking for figurines that suggest funny situations such as a couple who cannot do away with their cell phones even on their wedding day. They can also have their images sculpt into the figurine to give it a personalized quality.