Are you looking for the most unique wedding cake stands? Bored of the same old stands you see everywhere else? We understand! We’re sharing one-of-a-kind cake pedestals, plates, and stands for your reception. Read on for the list + join the list for the latest!
Hi, loves! Have you given much thought to your wedding cake stand yet? Probably not. I mean, you may not find it quite as exciting to talk about cake stands vs. wedding gowns, or pretzel walls, creative wedding favors, or what kind of custom cups you’ll be using at your bar.
But cake stands are one of those fun details that ought not to be overlooked since there are fun, one-of-a-kind ways you can deck yours out. And if you really think about it, your stand will be one of those heirloom pieces that will stay with you for years to come, celebrating anniversaries and birthdays and other special events in life that require cake (um, every day is worth celebrating with cake!)
Today we’re sharing the most unique wedding cake stands to inspire you to think outside the box. From handmade cake stands crafted with clay and then placed in a kiln to real wood cake stands for weddings that are rustic in style, we have a little bit of everything here to get you excited about cake stands! (I truly can get excited about any wedding detail and I’m not mad about it.)
In particular, there are a few unique cake stands for weddings that you may not know about yet from MacKenzie-Childs. Since they’re not specifically a wedding brand per se, you may not have considered looking there for stands and adding it to their exclusive registry for a potential wedding gift. Unlike other places, these are truly one-of-a-kind pieces that make instant heirlooms. I own a few of my own MKC products (this teapot and these adorable canisters) and the quality is amazing. I can’t rave about them enough! So, pay special attention to them in the list below (or browse them all in the collection here) — they’ll really stand out, and you’ll see what I mean in a minute.
Okay, enough from me, let’s get to the list: the most unique wedding cake stands that make one-of-a-kind gifts. Enjoy!
Unique Cake Stands for Weddings
1. Ceramic Cake Stand
You know how much I love pink, so this is obviously going to the very top of the most unique wedding cake stands. But it goes much further than just the pretty color; the artist, JeanetteZeis, is one of my favorite pottery pros. She creates the most beautiful cake stands, plates, and other gifts; you’ll immediately want to add ALL THE THINGS to cart. This has been a favorite of mine for a long time; I love the way she personalizes the sides with the couple’s names. Available in other colors, too, if pink isn’t your thing. Love, love, love. Get it here.
Here’s another stunning example in mint:
2. Striped Awning Cake Stand
This awning style cake stand has sunny, bright, and bold colors. I love the way it shimmers with a unique gold lustre. By Mackenzie-Childs, get it here.
3. Wooden Engraved Cake Plate
If engraved, one-of-a-kind wedding cake stands are on your radar, this one by YouandIcollection is a dream come true! See it by itself and then how it looks with a cake atop it, below. These unique wedding cake stands are perfect for farmhouse or rustic-inspired celebrations.
4. Heirloom Pedestal Style Stand
Talk about a fancy platter for cake! This one-of-a-kind style offers a fun striped pattern on the fluted base. Guests will certainly notice these pops of bold colors. By Mackenzie Childs, available here. These unique wedding cake stands are best suited for whimsical or bohemian-inspired weddings.
5. Contemporary Style
For a couple who is truly contemporary or craves minimalist cake stand styles, try this AHeirloom. I adore this style!
Prefer a lighter shade of wood? Try this one from the same shop.
6. Vintage 3-Tiered Cake Stands
These are gorgeous! Mismatched plates lend the way for truly vintage + unique wedding cake stands you’ll use at your reception and beyond. By CakeStandsBoutique , check them out here.
7. Metal and Acrylic
A combination of metal (your choice of silver or gold) and acrylic are fun and festive. We love these unique wedding cake stands for parties, bridal showers, receptions, and more. By UniqueGiftsNPics.
8. Classic White Cake Pedestal
A classic white cake stang never goes out of style; also, it goes hand-in-hand with nearly any wedding theme. By SandCparties.
9. Fluted Wedding Cake Stands
If fluted is your style of choice, you’ll find it in this whimsical and funky cake stand from Mackenzie-Childs available here. This is such a pretty color palette for Spring. (Brb, adding to cart. Ha!)
10. Gold Flaked
For truly unique wedding cake stands, you must check out these cool gold flaked styles with gold rim by SambaCreationss. These are handmade and no two are ever the same. How’s that for one-of-a-kind? :)
11. Black Shiny Stand
This stand will make your cake really pop! I love the shiny all-black style here, great for a minimalist wedding. By 1220CeramicsStudio.
12. Wood Box Cake Stand
This unique farmhouse-style cake stand is personalized with your favorite saying on it or your name! It is stained and made perfect for your event by Primitiveweddings.
13. White Ceramic Minimalist Stand
These are so popular and completely made by hand, you’ll need to preorder yours! By SpringandFallHome.
14. All-Wood Stand
This farmhouse-inspired cake stand is made from all wood. Beautiful! By Pinnery.
15. Ruffle Cake Stand
Add this to my favorite gift list! If you’re craving a sweet, colorful ceramic platter, get one of these unique wedding cake stands with a ruffle around the top. Shown in blue. By JeanetteZeis.
16. Rustic Wood Cake and Cupcake Stand
For unique wedding cake stands that can display cake AND cupcakes, look no further than this beauty by SweetNCCollective. It is personalized, too!
17. Black and White with Gold
If you crave a classic and elegant pattern, these alternative wedding cake stands make the perfect choice for you! By Mackenzie-Childs. Buy here.
18. Ceramic Cake Platter
I LOVE THIS STAND. It’s so pretty, yellow, sunny, and bright. It is by one of our favorite designers, JeanetteZeis, and it is completely one-of-a-kind. This is one of the best places for unique wedding cake stands in the industry. Many colors are available, as well as different sizes.
19. Thick Wood Cake Stands
Choose from different sizes to build your own wooden cake stand, thanks to this beautiful design by TheBashfulBride. These unique wedding cake stands are ideal for a rustic reception.
20. Engraved White Wooden Cake Stand
Planning a shabby chic theme? These make the most unique wedding cake stands for this style, with white paint and engraving on the side. By WilliwRoadDesigns.
21. Metal and Pearl Cake Stands
If you like unique wedding cake stands that you haven’t seen done 100x times before, check out these metal and pearl stands for cakes and desserts by UniqueGiftsNPics. They’re one-of-a-kind and available in a set of three, which is perfect for a dessert bar.
22. Wedding Cake Stands Boho
Boho wedding? We have just the cake stands for you: a geometric hexagon-shaped stand that is beautifully crafted by BunkinBuilds.
23. Unique Wedding Cake Stands That Hang
Wow: talk about unique wedding cake stands! We’ve never seen a hanging cake stand before! This is made with macrame and perfect for boho weddings. By DaniStoremd.
24. Gold Cake Stand
This gold cake stand is simple, yet elegant! By MyCakeGame.
25. Hand-Embellished Pearl Cake Stand
Wow, this is a completely one-of-a-kind stand that is embellished by hand! The pearls on this cake plate are exquisite. This is definitely one of the most unique wedding cake stands we’ve seen yet. By AtelierBlueCo.
26. Farmhouse Dessert Stand
Okay, if Joanna and Chip got married today, I bet they would use this adorable stand. It is truly one of the most unique cake stands for weddings, especially with the mixture of wood and metal textures. Love! By TheWickedRooster.
27. Wood Cake Riser
This wooden box makes an exceptional wedding cake stand for your reception. Crafted with love by GFTWoodcraft.
28. Crystal, Metal, and Glass
Planning an elegant wedding? These unique wedding cake stands made with a mix of crystal, metal, and glass are a beautiful way to put your cake on the pedestal it deserves. By LunaBazaar.
29. Stoneware Cake Stand
Ah, this beautiful work of art is made with the minimalist or farmhouse styled bride-to-be in mind. It is made with stoneware and is designed by Magnolia for Target, available here.
30. Marble and Wood
A delightful combination of marble and wood makes this cake stand a versatile piece you’ll use at your wedding and at home! By Project62.
31. Marble Pedestal Cake Stand
Put your cake on a stylish gold and marble cake stand like this by MudPie.
32. Raised Birch Tree Slab
Some of the most unique wedding cake stands aren’t necessarily “stands” at all! This birch wood slab makes a one-of-a-kind serving station for cake. It is engraved with love + handmade by CountryBarnBabe. Shown with donuts but great for cake, too!
33. Blue and White Checkered Stand
This elegant cake stand is one-of-a-kind and available exclusively from Mackenzie-Childs. I love the size of this stand and the bright blue color.
34. Bright Blue Enamel Cake Stand
This is the kind of cake stand you get for your wedding when you mean business: you want a bright, bold color, sturdy enamelware, and you want it to last for a long time. Done, done, and done. By LeCreuset.
35. All White Beaded Cake Plate
This is the perfect wedding cake stand for anyone who loves versatility. I love this for weddings and as home decor. It goes with everything! By Threshold.
36. White and Gold Pedestal Cake Stand
Who says you can’t have unique wedding cake stands that are white? When you see them designed like, you’ll see that handcrafted always makes for a one-of-a-kind stand. Gorgeous! By Honeycomb Studio.
37. Crystal Cake Stand
When it comes to weddings, crystal stands are always a classic choice. These make a beautiful gift and are always a fan-favorite for unique wedding cake stands. By Waterford.
38. Engraved Serving Platter
This platter works for cakes and desserts, as well as cheese and crackers for future entertaining. This makes a great gift. By DustandThings.
39. Lace Cake Stand
Oh my, I’m loving the detail here and the pretty mint color! The edging features ceramic lace for a one-of-a-kind look and the most unique wedding cake stands we’ve seen like this. By JeanetteZeis.
40. Large Wood Pedestal Cake Stand
And last but not least, display your cake in a fabulous way with this handmade wooden pedestal stand! It is made by DKUA.
Now that you have the cake stands, don’t forget the unique toppers for the finishing touch! We found over 75+ Creative Toppers that will make your cake really pop! :)
Where to Buy Unique Wedding Cake Stands
Love what you see here? To buy yours, simply click on a link under the photo or the link of shop mentioned in the cake stand’s description. You’ll find more details like size, availability, price, and you can purchase yours.
So, what do you think of these unique wedding cake stands? Are you planning to go with a creative stand option, or something more classic in style? Which of these one-of-a-kind cake stands for weddings is your top pick? Tell us in the comment box below!
Happy Cake Stand Planning!