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TypesettingThe invitations are one of the more important tasks related to planning a wedding. After carving out the guest list and gathering every necessary address, you need to sit down and come up with a design that works for your event’s aesthetic. One decision people tend to overlook is the font. Though it might not seem as important as the color scheme or paper choice, some people believe the font you select says a lot about you and your wedding. 

You don’t need another decision causing you to lose sleep, but putting a little bit of thought behind what font you pick could be useful in the long run. While you can take these assessments with a grain of salt, it can be revealing to learn more about what designers and visual artists have to say about the topic. 

The Traditional Personality

Many people want to cut right to the point when it comes to invitations. Flourishes and creativity are not important when it comes to delivering crucial information to guests. If this rings familiar, then you’re someone who will likely prefer a traditional font. An option like Times New Roman delivers a sense of familiarity and comfort to recipients. While far from the most appealing visually, fonts that fall into the traditional category can be quite practical.

The Classic Appeal

Since most people don’t want their invitations to look like a business memo, Times New Roman and other “Serif fonts” usually take a backseat to “Script fonts.” These are the typefaces with elegant swoops and loops, giving your invitation the appearance that it was written by hand by someone who knows the art of penmanship. Not only do fonts like Bickham Script evoke an effortless sense of class, the style also cultivates an affectionate energy. 

The Impact Option

Somewhere between the traditional look of Calibri and the flourishes of Lavenderia is a category of font meant to make an impact. Helvetica is one of the more infamous of these fonts, even being so popular that a documentary was released about the typeface in 2007. The font was used in everything from brand logos to shirt designs, making it recognizable by almost anyone. If you want a bold, clean, and modern look for your invitations, Helvetica and similar styles are definitely the ones that will satisfy your demands. 

The Obvious Exclusion

Certain fonts carry a bit of a reputation, for lack of a better term. Though it was likely the most appealing option for every child with a computer, Comic Sans has a way of triggering a response in a majority of adults. No matter how you feel about this font, you should exclude it from your list of options because of how guests will interpret the choice. This font is viewed by many to be unprofessional and tacky, meaning using it on your invitations will cause people to form certain opinions. 

However, some people were born to go against the grain. If you want to throw caution to the wind, see if Comic Sans or similar “gimmicky” fonts are a choice you can live with. 

The Final Thought

If you’re working with a designer or planner for your invitations, you are going to be offered a wealth of options when it comes to font choice. Though it might feel overwhelming, you can easily ask the experts for insight on matching the font to the rest of your event’s aesthetic. When all is said and done, this is not a decision you need to grapple with for more than a few hours. Make a decision and move on to the next task. 

The font you find the most appealing can say a lot about your personality. If you want to give your wedding a unique vibe, then be sure to put a little thought behind which typeface you select for your invitations.

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