If you have the time, it can be fun to get a little creative with some of the details of your wedding, especially some of the plans for the wedding reception. While most couples have a professional baker create their wedding cake, you could probably think up a unique idea for a cake stand yourself.
The one technical point you have to keep in mind is that the stand must support the weight of your cake. If you run your ideas by your cake designer you should be able to cover this concern. Another way to avoid any support issues is to start with an inexpensive cake stand that you already know will be able to support your cake.
One do-it-yourself option is to cover a simple platform cake stand with fabric that coordinates with the colors of your wedding. You could also purchase a ceramic or plateau style cake stand and paint it to match your colors. If you have a talented friend or relative, ask them to paint a design for you.
You could also brainstorm for ideas that reflect the interests of you and your spouse. Are you into surfing? How about a miniature surfboard for a cake stand? A clear box type of stand would leave room for any type of decoration or display underneath your cake. For additional inspiration, look to see what other couples have done to create a different type of cake stand.
If you are having trouble coming up with an idea for a unique cake stand, check with your cake designer. If they have been in the business for a while, they will probably be able to offer you some good advice. With a little effort you can create a beautiful wedding cake stand that will show off your wedding cake and will be a keepsake that you will treasure after the wedding.