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Select The Right Font To Make Any Invitation Pop

Planning a spectacular soirée begins, well…at the beginning, of course!

So it’s time to choose our communiqué. An invitations’ first goal is to deliver information. It’s primary purpose is to relay the pertinent details of the event, but it can also say something about the sender as well. Allow your personality or brand to come across in your correspondence.

The invitation is the very first impression your guest receives of your upcoming event and setting the tone for the festivities is a tall order. If you’re working with a limited budget, one way to inflect some personality into your announcement is with font selection. But being that there are almost as many fonts to choose from as stars in the sky, how do you go about narrowing down the decision?

  1. What’s the theme of your event? Will it be kicked-back and relaxed? Formal and elegant? Intimate and garden fairy-esque? Fonts have personalities and choosing one that echos the mood you want to create at the party helps to set the tone.
  2. What kind of paper will you use? If you’re going to use a textured paper, then a thin whimsy font is likely to get lost in translation. A heavier font with thicker strokes will work better. Likewise, a heavy font like Gill Sans Ultra Bold will dominate on a vellum paper. This could work, but make sure the strong bold message it’s communicating is your intention.
  3. Remember the K.I.S.S. Method (Keep It Simple Silly:) It’s tempting to go overboard with font selection simply because there are so many fun ones to choose from. But a little self-restraint goes a looong way here. Using more than three fonts on a page will make your invite start to look chaotic…now if that’s the look you’re going for….well, hey, why not use 10 then!

For more tips on font selection, check out this helpful article from Dynamic Graphics + Create Magazine. Just an FYI, you’ll also hear the term “typeface” tossed about when referring to fonts. Although there is a difference, for us regular folks using both terms will suffice. Experiment with different fonts before making your final selection. Print up a few test versions on your home computer (there are free fonts available from DaFont.com) to get your started. A simple change in font can give your invitation a completely different look & feel, armed with these tips, you’re bound to send just the right message. Scan the Comments below if you’re looking to source a specific font shown here…

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