The other decision was to make my own cake toppers if we decide to have them. I thought two handmade birds would be sweet but I run a razors edge with the potential of them looking utterly tacky. But, there's no harm in trying.
This afternoon I had a look at some pictures of birds, and sat at my window with a pen and paper to try and make a pattern. I cut the pieces out of calico and quickly stitched them together. It's really rough but my aim at the moment was just to get something looking like a bird for me to work with. Here it is: