In order to help you choose a wedding invitation font I have separated the four main groups of fonts into the following categories; 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.
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 I'm here for. I can 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.
You might also want to head over to my Pinterest Page which includes a board specifically devoted to 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.
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?
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.
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 me for more examples and to discuss your ideas.
The above are just a few examples of the hundreds of typefaces I 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. I have a board on there specifically called "Wedding Fonts / Typefaces" so pop over and have a look at the examples I 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 me.