Designing your own wedding invitations is a brave undertaking. As a stationery designer, I can give you a pretty extensive list of reasons why you should purchase your invitations from a pro or work with a designer who can guide you through the entire process. But, of course, I’m a little biased. I understand why you might choose to go the DIY route. Designing your invites yourself can be a fun way to flex your creative muscles and create something very “you”. If you take your time, learn a few design basics and research your print options, it’s completely doable.
If I had to choose one thing that can make or break a design, it would be the typography. Type is right up there with color when it comes to setting the tone of your event. I’m kind of a stickler about choosing just the right typeface and I geek out whenever I find a quality font for free. Note the word “quality”. There are lots of not-so-great ones out there and I’m here to steer you toward the good ones. Here is a small sampling of ten free script fonts for wedding invitations and where to find them.
Free Script Fonts
Google Fonts is a great resource for finding fonts. You can also try Dafont and Font Squirrel for freebies. (Some of the fonts below are free for personal use only. Make sure to always purchase a commercial license if you plan on selling your end product.)
1 . Monsieur La Doulaise (Designer: Sudtipos) / 2 . Herr Von Muellerhoff (Designer: Sudtipos) / 3 . Pinyon Script (Designer: Nicole Fally) / 4 . Exmouth (Designer: Prima Font) / 5 . Sophia Martini (Designer: Letteralle) / 6 . Puzzled (Designer: Dmitriy Chirkov) / 7 . Mr De Haviland (Designer: Sudtipos) / 8 . Notera (Designer: Måns Grebäck) / 9 . Autumn Chant (Designer: Roland Huse) / 10 . Antro Vectra (Designer: Youssef Habchi)
If you have a little more room in your budget and can’t find a free font that you like, there are also about a gazillion places to purchase fonts online. My favorite places are Creative Market, My Fonts and You Work for Them.
Are you DIY-ing your invitations? Which of these is your fave?