Wedding Fonts: Top Tips For Choosing & Printing

How To Choose Your Wedding Fonts

Welcome to our new blog series: Top Insider Tips for Printing Perfect Stationery. The second post in our series is about choosing your wedding fonts for personality and of course, printability.

Top Insider Tips for Printing Perfect Wedding Stationery

What’s in a wedding font? A lot.

The right wedding fonts will complement your design, draw attention to your names, and be an extension of your wedding style. Truly, the right font can completely alter the tone of a design. They’re powerful things, those fonts.

Wedding fonts 101: 3 types

  1. Serif: Typeface that has an extra line that juts off the stroke of a letter. Considered more formal.
  2. San Serif: Does not have the extra line that juts off the stroke of a letter. Considered less formal (easiest to read).
  3. Script: Graceful typeface that looks more like calligraphy. Can be both formal or informal.

Wedding fonts: insider tips on choosing and printing from MagnetStreet

Contrasting fonts

Generally speaking, you’ll want to use two contrasting fonts i.e. Script paired with a Sans Serif. Contrasting fonts will not only make your invitation visually interesting, they will draw attention to the wording you want highlighted.

Tips for choosing your fonts at MagnetStreet

  • Get inspired by browsing a variety of invitation templates {in your wedding style} to see how and which fonts the designers have paired up.
  • Communicate your special design requests! You can do a lot in Design Studio {MagnetStreet’s online editing tool} but not everything. Let your requests be known so your designer has clear direction on font and placement. Want that scripty font with the ornate loops but can’t get the placement right so it doesn’t touch the text underneath? Simply write a “special note to the designer” so they don’t assume you want text to touch.

Creating contrast with a colored font

Colors also have an amazing effect on the tone and feel of a design. Some colors create more contrast than others. For instance, reds, yellows, oranges do a great job of getting our attention. Less is more with warm colors like these–meaning you don’t need much to create impact. Conversely, cooler colors like blue and green need to work harder to gain our attention and therefore typically require more color on the invitation to gain contrast.

Tip for choosing colored fonts 

  • Consider the font style you are choosing. Is it bold and chunky or light and wispy
  • Warmer colors {reds, yellows and oranges} look best on light and wispy fonts
  • Cooler colors {blues and greens} look best on bold and chunky fonts
  • Consider the background color of your paper with the colored font. A yellow font on a white or cream colored paper will not stand out very well!

When & when not to use Script fonts

Script fonts are like decadent desserts–we love them but they’re best in moderation. Script fonts are used sparingly and when you really want to create drama and personality. Like in these cases:

When to use script fonts

  • On your names.
  • With your our wedding date
  • On titles and headers i.e. your Programs, Reception items, etc.

When not to use script fonts

  • Maps
  • Large paragraphs
  • quotes, if script font has loops it will be very hard to read
  • On guest lists and return addresses

Top fonts from our designers

Need some ideas? Have questions? Ask us and we’ll send you in the right direction for your wedding invitation, style and formality. To get you started, here are a few top fonts from our designers. Happy font-ing!

Modern
Tiffany
Bernhard Modern

Vintage/Classic
Schmutz Pro
Ministry Script
Miss Lankfort

Elegant
Sudestra
Bodoni Italic
Linoscript

Bold/Chunky
Futura Extra Bold
Candy Script
ITC Machine

Sans
Avenir
Helvetica
Gill Sans

Serif
Arno Pro
Clarendon
Memphis
Baskerville
Century Gothic

Script
Sudestra

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Wedding Stationery Sale: Up To 25% Off!

Jul 23 2015

We {heart} you sale! Enjoy up to 25% off your Wedding Stationery | Exp. 8/4/15

If you need to complete your suite, your timing is perfect–MagnetStreet’s {heart} you stationery sale is going on now thru August 4. Choose your wedding stationery and your percentage off:15, 20 or 25.

Save the Dates | Wedding Invites | Programs | Thank You Cards | Reception Items | Canvas Prints

Get up to 25% Off with MagnetStreet's Wedding Stationery Sale

 

 

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Gorgeous Backyard Wedding (In Spite of Rain)

Jul 22 2015

Vintage Backyard Wedding Ideas You Might Want To Steal

Joy! Joy! Joy! Leslie and Zach were married at his mother’s Montana home. Leslie arrived at the ceremony site in  her father’s classic car–just in time for the rain to start. Plan B. That’s ok, Leslie and Zack didn’t let a little rain put a damper on their big day. All in all, they had a lovely wedding and everyone looked fabulous and happy. We also think you’ll find a few backyard wedding ideas to borrow for yourself–including teepees on the property, scattered lawn furniture, and vintage books used as centerpieces. Our best wishes to Zach and Leslie!

Montana backyard wedding

beautiful bride and bouquet

Wedding gown and Bridesmaid dresses hanging up

Casual groomsmen dressed in vests and jeans in backyard wedding

Cute wedding program wording

Backyard wedding ideas for seating

Walking down the aisle in backyard wedding

Outdoor backyard wedding ceremony

Rainy backyard wedding ceremony

Rainy backyard wedding

mismatched bridal party gowns

Teepee--backyard wedding idea

Bride and Groom in backyard wedding

Dessert buffet at backyard wedding

Montana Bride and Groom

unique weddng ring shot

backyard-wedding-and-large-bridal-party

Backyard wedding with tent reception

bouquet and garter toss

Bride and Groom

Tent reception in backyard wedding

picturesque-Montana-sky

Credits

Photographer: Lauren Brown Photography | Hair Stylist: Annie Kennedy | DJ: Best Music Productions | Hair Stylist: Blanco Blanco | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Duchess, Clothier | Bakery:Harper and Madison | Floral Designer: Mac’s Floral | Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Linens and Coverings: Party Time Plus | Event Planner: Patricia Clark Weddings | Dress Store: Step’n Out Formal Wear | Caterer: Thomas Nelson Caterers | Caterer: Thomas Nelson Catering | Ring Designer: Tony Soueidi Jewlers  via Two Bright Lights

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Creative Inspiration For A Boho Style Wedding

Jul 20 2015

Boho Style Wedding Inspiration

We’ve got bohemian on the brain lately! A Boho style wedding is unlike any other–that gypsy look and feel is downright irresistible! That said, today’s “Color Monday” is devoted to a colorful vintage-inspired bohemian look. So for all you free-spirited maverick couples out there, this boho style inspiration is for you! Jen Campbell, the curator of the popular wedding blog, Green Wedding Shoes, knows a thing or two about unique and creative weddings. Jen shared with us her thoughts on how to bring a bit of boho into the wedding look …

Looking to incorporate the boho look into your day? Our favorite way to do so is with your fashion. A lace wedding dresses (preferably a two piece with a crop top!), a flower crown, and lots of layered gold jewelry will give you the perfect boho bride look.

Thanks, Jen! {p.s. Jen is sharing some beautiful boho bridal inspiration today!}

Colors: Bronze | Sangria | Peach | Custom  {C-28 M-0 Y-63 K-0}

Colorful vintage inspired boho wedding style

Featured: Botanical Garland Rectangle Wedding Invitation

About the Botanical Garland Design
This charmingly illustrated floral Rectangle Wedding Invite is part of our Botanical Garland design suite. The organic flower arrangement, ribbon banners, and heart accents are easily personalized and would sweetly complement a boho wedding style.

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Floral wedding invitation design suite--easily personalized in any wedding colors. Request a free sample

Got a Boho Style?

1. Non-traditional You’re a lover of all things avant-garde. From unique attire and alternative venue locations to ornate headpieces and floral crowns, everything about your style is unconventional–and perhaps even a little eccentric.

2. Vintage-inspired From fashion to philosophy, you love to borrow from the past to bring in to the present. The bohemian wedding trend inspires your inner flower child.

3. Relaxed-romantic Your laid-back and relaxed personality couldn’t imagine a wedding event that wasn’t easy going and peaceful. You love soft flowing gowns and letting your tresses run free.

So, what do you think of the enduring bohemian style wedding trend? 

Credits
For the beautiful photography in our inspiration, much thanks to …

Couple and Cake, Bridesmaid and Bouquet Three Nails Photography {via Green Wedding Shoes} | Dreamcatchers and Goblets Studio Castillero {via Green Wedding Shoes} | Bride and Cake Jaquilyn Shumate Photography {via Wedding Chicks}

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