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Wedding Stationery Fonts

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Fonts for your wedding stationery
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    Choosing the right font for your wedding stationery

    There’s so much choice when it comes to choosing the right font for your wedding stationery. If you’re creating your own DIY wedding stationery you can combine fonts to suit your wedding, taste and preferences exactly.

    When you’ve been planning your stationery carefully it’s important to choose the right font or font combination to ensure that your stationery is both beautiful and practical. It’s equally important if your stationery is being made for you.

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    Fonts add personality to your wedding stationery

    Fonts add real personality and style to your stationery, it’s all too tempting to choose a beautiful stylish font to then find that it’s almost impossible to read when it comes to planning your order of service.

    It’s best to consider this right from the very beginning and it’s also the reason that font combinations are so popular in wedding stationery design.

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    Choose a pair of fonts

    Choosing a pair of fonts allows you to have beautiful stylish names for the couple with all those ‘must have’ lovely swashes and means that the more ‘forgiving’, readable font can be saved for crucial information such as dates, hymns and readings.

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    Can I use the installed fonts on my Mac or PC ?

    You’ll have a choice of fonts already installed on your PC, you might have just what you need, if not you’ll have to choose a new font and install it.

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    What are the type of fonts available for wedding stationery ?

    Loosely speaking there are three main groups of fonts for wedding stationery ‘Serif’, ‘Sans Serif’ and ‘Script’ (including ‘Calligraphy’). There are of course other styles of fonts that you can use too!

    When you’ve been planning your stationery carefully it’s important to choose the right font or font combination to ensure that your stationery is both beautiful and practical. It’s equally important if your stationery is being made for you.

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    'Serif' fonts

    • ‘Serif’ fonts have ‘little tails’ or ‘strokes’ on the letters and tend to have a more ‘traditional/formal feel’.
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    'Sans Serif' fonts

    ‘Sans Serif’ fonts are ‘without tails’ on the letters and tend to have a more ‘contemporary/less formal feel’

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    'Script' and 'Caligraphy' fonts

    • ‘Script’ and ‘Calligraphy’ have a romantic feel and are those beautiful fonts that you associate with wedding stationery but they’re the ones that can be a little tricky to read!
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    Typography - Weight and Spacing

    The art of font placement is called ‘typography’, it’s a real skill and graphic designers train for years. However there are a few things you can do to add interest to add interest to your design such as changing the weight or spacing of the font – a simple but effective way of adding interest to the design.

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    Typography - Kerning

    Pay attention to the ‘Kerning’ (this is the distance between the letters), sometimes this needs adjusting to make an element look ‘balanced’. It’s especially useful to increase the spacing when using capitalisation in your design.

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    Pinterest inspiration for wedding stationery fonts

    Take a look at Pinterest for inspiration, you’ll find some font combinations are popular. We've featured a few combinations of fonts for wedding stationery below.

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    How to use fonts for your wedding stationery design ?

    For maximum impact with your wedding stationery combine either a Serif or Sans Serif font with a Calligraphy or Script font. Use the script or calligraphy font for the details to which you which to draw attention such as:

    Names of the couple, Names of the guests, Headers (eg Invitation, Menu, Order of Service etc)

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    Font Founderies

    Many font foundries allow you to sample text before purchasing so it’s a good idea to consider your choice and test it carefully before purchasing or downloading.

    Many fonts are free for personal use but do check if you need to purchase a license.

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    wowvow @ myfonts

    Myfonts is a great place to purchase wedding stationery fonts. Many professional stationers and graphic designers use myfonts. Click here for more info.

Font Combinations

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Some of our favourite fonts and font combinations!