31 Cool and Classic Wedding Cake Stands for Every Style
If you've crossed choosing a wedding cake off your list—congrats! That's no small feat. (And if you haven't, hop on over to our marketplace of local vendors, stat—we know tons of amazing bakers in your area to contact and book in just a few simple steps.) Now, it's time to find a wedding cake stand that's equally as amazing. Luckily, there are cake stands for every kind of confection, no matter the size, shape, color or overall design. That goes for every kind of budget too! Besides, as you select one, you should think about it as an investment, since you can continue to use it for years to come to showcase other sweet treats, decorations and flowers in your newlywed nest. Here, shop our favorite wedding cake display stands for all kinds of reception themes and tastes (pun intended) below. Once you've found the one you love, double-check with your baker to make sure your cake works with that stand, especially if it's very tall or a unique shape. You'll also have to collaborate to get the dessert on your chosen pedestal the day of the wedding. And don't forget to pair the look with a stylish serving set.
Get this rustic wedding cake stand calligraphed with you and your future spouse's names. You can also customize the wooden wedding cake stand with the stain and wording color of your choice.
Copley and Pine rustic wedding cake stand, from $54, Etsy.com
This elegant-meets-rustic wedding cake stand comes decorated with a stunning scene. It's a gorgeous pick for a formal country affair.
Juliska Country Estate cake stand, $168, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Love wedding cake stands with custom touches? There's also this wonderfully unique white option, which you can have printed with your handwriting. For the text, consider your vows or even the recipe for your nuptial dessert (courtesy of your baker).
Prairie Hills Pottery cake stand with your actual handwriting, $75, Etsy.com
Contemporary couples, say hello to the latest trend: geometric wedding cake displays. This ultra-modern wedding cake stand (which comes in colors like black, copper, rose gold and silver) has a tall, towering triangular shape your guests won't ever forget.
Bramblesky triangle cake stand, from $53, Etsy.com
Searching for something more classic? Consider this stylish, scalloped wedding cake stand. It's accented with pearl details to complement your pearl wedding necklace.
COSTA NOVA pearl footed cake stand, from $84, Nordstrom.com
If you consider your wedding day the perfect opportunity to really wow, here's an unexpected idea bound to turn heads: a suspended wedding cake. This glamorous hanging cake stand is covered with crystals for even more drama. (It also comes in three luxe color options: rose gold, gold or silver.) But just a heads up: you'll really have to collaborate with your baker on executing this display.
Crystal Wedding UK suspended cake swing, from $165, Etsy.com
This copper cake stand has a chic hammered texture. It's understated enough that it's an excellent piece to transition to your kitchen counter postwedding.
Godinger copper cake stand, $90, Macys.com
Your reception dessert will be sweet and your nuptials will be fun—so choose a wedding cake stand characterized by those adjectives too. These playful, candy-colored stands certainly fit the bill.
Anthropologie soda lime glass cake stand, from $28 each, Nordstrom.com
How's this for personalized pottery? This engraved wedding cake stand (which comes in a rainbow of colors) works well for a casual, sentimental celebration. It'll also make the loveliest wedding keepsake.
Jeanette Zeis custom vintage-inspired wedding cake stand, from $178, Etsy.com
Marble and iron combine to create this geometric stand with an edge. It'll complement any contemporary theme. The reviews don't lie either! "After months of hunting for the perfect cake stand for my son's wedding I hit the jackpot. This ticks off all the boxes," buyer Karen W. gushed.
Pier 1 marble modern cake stand, $40, Pier1.com
If multiple tiers don't suit your style, this aluminum and glass cake holder will accentuate any one-tier dessert without taking away from its design.
Arthur Court Designs aluminum Grape cake pedestal sheet stand, $176, Amazon.com
Fill this clear square wedding cake stand with floral arrangements, seashells or sentimental momentos representative of you and your new spouse. Then, place your dessert on top for a unique and unexpected display.
NGOdesignworks clear acrylic flexiglass cake stand, from $130, Etsy.com
This elegant white wedding cake stand says it all with a gold-foil-stamped "love" script around the edge. It accommodates smaller cakes with a 10-inch diameter, which is ideal for more intimate receptions.
David's Bridal scalloped ceramic Love cake stand, $35, DavidsBridal.com
If your dessert is minimal, rely on this decked-out wedding cake stand to dress it up. Faux rhinestones adorn the perimeter for maximum decoration. Select everything from the size to the shape, and even the color, to best suit your theme.
Occasions Finest Plastic Tableware Bling wedding cake stand, from $31, Amazon.com
Let your cake shine by placing it on top of this simple, white porcelain stand that also adds a bit of height. And it won't clash with any of your decor.
Minted large white porcelain cake plate, $44, Minted.com
Cut from an actual tree trunk, a wooden wedding cake stand like this one helps you incorporate natural elements into your wedding. It's a perfect complement to an outside reception, or can help bring the outdoors in.
World Market wood bark pedestal stand, $30, WorldMarket.com
This immaculate pink and gold wedding cake stand, crafted from agate, creates a beautiful base for your dessert that others will take notice of.
ANNA New York Torta cake stand, $625, SaksFifthAvenue.com
If you think you've seen this cake stand before, it's because you probably have—in your grandmother's kitchen. The retro jadeite-inspired design proves it's a timeless piece you'll want to have long after the wedding.
Pier 1 green milk glass large cake stand, $25, Pier1.com
A fresh, unique take on cut crystal, this glass cake holder features bead accents modeled off of dewdrops, meshing both old and new styles.
Iittala Oiva Toikka Kastehelmi cake stand, $70, HiveModern.com
Not all cake layers have to be stacked on top of each other. A tiered stand with different arms allows you to display the various portions (and perhaps flavors) of your dessert separately. This tall wedding cake stand comes in a range of metallic shades, from gold and silver to bronze.
Robin's Garden Art metal cake stand, $345, Etsy.com
The ornate details of this gold wedding cake stand—an antique-y brushed finish, mirrored glass top, scalloped base and dangling faux crystal beads—will rival any reception hall chandelier.
Amalfi Decor 10 inch mirror-top cake stand, $38, Amazon.com
Timeless but still stylish, a marble cake stand won't contrast with any cake design on top of it. The brass stem on this one adds a mid-century modern touch too.
West Elm marble + brass cake stand, $39, WestElm.com
This wedding cake stand comes in a gorgeous green hue and features the most beautiful vintage-inspired lace pattern.
Anthropologie metallic lace cake stand, $48, Nordstrom.com
Simple in shape but intricate in design, this cake stand comes from a well-known homewares brand that's been creating pottery since the 18th century, bringing an old-world, vintage charm to your wedding.
Spode blue Italian cake stand, $61, BirchLane.com
No matter how many cake tiers you stack on this stand, it's weighted to hold them all. The sturdy wooden base in a sleek cut and solid white plate make this an especially impressive rustic wedding cake stand.
AHeirloom walnut cake stand, $70, Food52.com
One tier there, another there, and some cupcakes on the third—the options are endless with this three-tier wedding cake stand display. Your baker will have lots of fun playing around with the setup.
Wilton Cakes-and-More 3-tier cake stand, $35, Amazon.com
Hop on the urban farmhouse trend with this galvanized metal display trimmed with copper accents. It's the perfect combination of an industrial and rustic wedding cake stand.
Thirstystone galvanized metal and copper cake stand, $20, BedBathandBeyond.com
You're not limited just to multi-tiered cakes for your wedding. Try this three-tier wedding cake stand for cupcakes, donuts or another nontraditional dessert.
Rosdorf Park Beck tiered stand, $100, Wayfair.com
These silver wedding cake stands (which are more like wedding cake plates) offer a simple but elegant support system for your confection.
The Knot Shop round foil wrapped cake boards, $60 for a set of 6, TheKnotShop.com
Want to go all out? This striking marble plate cake stand with an branch-inspired base is a statement piece on its own.
Michael Aram butterfly gingko cake stand, $275, Nordstrom.com
The day is all about celebrating spending the rest of your lives together, so why not get a display that reflects that? This personalized rustic wedding cake stand comes monogrammed with your names. It makes for a great decor piece in your home afterward too.
You&I Collection wedding cake stand, from $30, Etsy.com
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Updated June 2019