Which wedding invitation font
should I choose?

So you're getting married and looking for invitations. Maybe you've been looking for ideas on Pinterest and are now confused about where to start! Our suggestion is to break it down and before you ask "which wedding invitation font should I choose", ask instead;

"Am I looking for a Classic/Traditional style invitation or a Modern/Fun/Whimsical design?" 

The answer to that is really the starting point. Have a look at the two designs below to see what we mean...

Classic
Modern
Classic
Modern

Wedding invitation fonts, spot the difference!

That's right, the only difference between these two designs is the fonts. The left has a more classic feel, the right is more modern. Fonts can make such a difference to the overall look and feel of your design so we suggest you certainly give it some thought. We're not saying you have to decide on the actual fonts to use in your design (we're the experts so you can leave that to us) but letting us know you're looking for a traditional/classic feel or a modern/fun/whimsical feel will give us enough of an insight into what you have in mind. See below for a close up of the font styles.


Want to know a little more about wedding invitations fonts?

There are, broadly speaking, four types of fonts; Serif, Sans Serif, Script and Others (which is basically everything else that doesn't fit in the previous three categories). Below is a brief description of each type along with a few examples.

Serif Fonts

Serif literally refers to the “tails” or lines added to the strokes of the letters.

A few examples of Serif fonts are shown here. These types of fonts often have a more traditional look and feel.

Serif Font Examples

Sans Serif Fonts

As Serif refers to the “tails” on the letters, San Serif means “without tails”

Sans Serif fonts have a more contemporary feel. They are also easier to read at small sizes and where there is large amount of text e.g. for directions or on maps.

Serif Fonts

Serif literally refers to the “tails” or lines added to the strokes of the letters.

A few examples of Serif fonts are shown here. These types of fonts often have a more traditional look and feel.

Serif Font Examples

Sans Serif Fonts

As Serif refers to the “tails” on the letters, San Serif means “without tails”

Sans Serif fonts have a more contemporary feel. They are also easier to read at small sizes and where there is large amount of text e.g. for directions or on maps.

If you’re not sure how they differ from each other try looking at specific letters. For example, see how each of the above examples uses a different shape lower g. Another letter which changes depending on the font you choose is the lower case a. Do you prefer it as above in example 1 or examples 2, 3 and 4?



Script Fonts

These are classic wedding invitation fonts. They can either appear to be hand written or in a calligraphy style with various flourishes.

These are often best combined with a serif or sans serif font for small type or lots of information due to legibility issues. Why not consider a script font to highlight your names for example or perhaps a quote and then have the rest of the information on your invitation in a serif or sans serif font.

Fancy something different?

Who says you must use a classic wedding font on your invitations? Your wedding day will be unique so why can’t your invites?

Again, due to legibility issues as with script typefaces, I wouldn’t suggest designing your whole invitation using these fonts. Why not consider using them to have your initials designed into a personal monogram or to highlight the date of your wedding on your save the date cards? The possibilities are endless just contact us for more examples and to discuss your ideas.

Script Fonts

These are classic wedding invitation fonts. They can either appear to be hand written or in a calligraphy style with various flourishes.

These are often best combined with a serif or sans serif font for small type or lots of information due to legibility issues. Why not consider a script font to highlight your names for example or perhaps a quote and then have the rest of the information on your invitation in a serif or sans serif font.

Fancy something different?

Who says you must use a classic wedding font on your invitations? Your wedding day will be unique so why can’t your invites?

Again, due to legibility issues as with script typefaces, I wouldn’t suggest designing your whole invitation using these fonts. Why not consider using them to have your initials designed into a personal monogram or to highlight the date of your wedding on your save the date cards? The possibilities are endless just contact us for more examples and to discuss your ideas.


This page is meant to inspire you and help you make decisions about what type of font you might like for your wedding invitations. Don't worry if you're still not sure, that's what we're here for. Use it as a good starting point, getting to know what you like or don't like and then together we can create your truly unique wedding stationery.

The above are just a few examples of the hundreds of typefaces we have available from which you can choose your wedding invitation font. Still fancy something else? Have a look at this website for more inspiration www.dafont.com (link will open in a new window)


Pinterest is also a great place to look for Wedding Invitation Font inspiration. We have a board on there specifically called "Wedding Fonts / Typefaces" so pop over and have a look at the examples we love.

Not heard of Pinterest? Where have you been!!! It's a great tool for wedding planning, well actually it's just a great thing anyway, head over a have a browse and if you need any help getting started just get in touch with us.