Have you ever thought about which font you should choose for your wedding invitations? It is probably safe to say that the majority of us haven’t. The main purpose of your invitations is surely to inform your guests about the day’s proceedings and include a nice design in line with your wedding theme or colour scheme. But the font you choose can have a big impact on how your guests perceive your invitation and give indications as to what your big day will be like. You might think that the font is part of the design but that’s not necessarily always the case. Start looking at fonts individually and you’ll soon understand its importance…
Selecting your font
There are too many fonts out there to go through them all to decide what you like. The best thing to do is to first consider the level of formality you wish to achieve for your wedding in general, and how you want your personalities to shine through in the invitations. Are you having a formal ceremony and reception in a mansion? Or have you opted for a more informal country garden wedding? Make sure the font you choose is in line with the mood of your wedding, choosing elegant cursives for a more formal or traditional feel, and a more uncomplicated and quirky font, perhaps even one that simulates casual handwriting, to set an informal and casual tone.
Don’t overlook the functionality aspect
When you are in the process of choosing your font you should bear in mind that certain fonts are harder to read than others. If you have your heart set on a font which is quite complicated and small, test it on your family before you decide. Whilst it might be beautiful and decorative it is vital that all your guests can read it. In addition, consider if a larger font size might help people read it better.
Combining different fonts
Some couples want their names, the guests’ names or other parts of the invitation wording to stand out by mixing different fonts together. This can be a great idea if you wish to emphasise elements like times and locations. You should select the second font carefully too, making sure it complements the other font well. Experiment with different combinations and ask for your family and friends’ opinions to help you decide.
The most important thing to remember is that as long as you choose a font (or fonts) that you love and that reflect your personalities, you will be fine. After all, your dream wedding will let your characters shine through anyway!
Article is kindly provided by Paper Themes wedding invitations.