The ultimate way of customizing a wedding invitation is by doing it yourself! With the DIY approach you not only save money, but also can have control over all the details. You should be a little bit cautious though. If you do it carefully, the resulting wedding invitation can perfectly complement your wedding and be as unique as your wedding, but if you do not pay attention to details you can easily end up with a plain or overdone invitation.
The points in this post as well as the fonts which I suggest can easily be used for other types of formal invitations such as formal dinner parties etc.
Choosing the appropriate fonts for the wedding invitation card is very important. The fonts can make or break it. The typefaces should be elegant, readable, with appropriate size and color. I will go through the details in a bit. In this post, I will introduce some of the best fonts that you can use as well as some examples of using the combinations of different fonts so you can find your favourites. Click on the links to go to the download page and download them free of charge.
How to choose the best fonts for a wedding invitation:
Character set: Make sure that the fonts you picked include all the characters that you need: upper and lower case, punctuations, numbers. Sometimes the only way to find out if you have all the characters you need is to actually download the font and try it. Do not be afraid of experimenting with various font combinations before finding your perfect font/fonts.
Readability: Elegance is not the only thing you should pay attention too. The font should be beautiful and also readable at the same time. You do not want to put everyone through trouble to find out how much you love each other and where and when the wedding is!
Match the style: One of the main points of making your own invitation is to be able to make sure that it will match the style and theme of your wedding. If you are planning a very formal ceremony, you should probably go with the script typefaces. They are the most popular for weddings because of their stylish and elegant look. You can use a script font for the name of bride and groom and use a simpler font for the rest of the words. This way the names will be very eye catching.
If you are throwing a less formal wedding or a wedding with a specific theme, then you might want to consider using other types of fonts. See the rest of this post for some examples.
Font size and color: Script fonts are not the most legible fonts, so you need to make sure that they are large enough to be read with relative ease. That being said, you do not want the card to be filled with overly large characters. Print a few samples before finalizing the design.
You can add elegant graphs, images or photos to the message in which case the font color can be changed to match them. Also, if you are using a non-white background you might want to consider a color other than black for the fonts.
Limit the number of fonts: It is very common to use different typefaces for the names of the couple and the main message body. While this will enhance how the invitation card looks, overdoing this by using different fonts for every piece of information on the invitation would give a very amateurish design appearance to the invitation.
Fonts for making a formal wedding invitation:
To download a font click on the link to go to the download page.
Fonts for a making an invitation for a casual ceremony:
Oh, and by the way, congratulations in advance