Help me find a complimentary font? :)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Fanciful:  For ecletic/handwritten-esque scripts like those in the Jellyka family, I typically pair with very simple or classic serifs. Just depends on the feel I’m going for. I can’t tell exactly from the angle of the photo, but honestly, the text is just a basic serif – something like Garamond would suffice.

As for the titling/heading I am also not certain, but either of these would be a good one to play around with to get a very similar look:

Germanica
Manuskript Gotisch
Ruritania (for the decorative first letter)

 

Post # 6
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Fanciful:  The script and the block text go together very nicely!

However, I think the formatting/spacing definitely needs to be tweaked. It’s kind of all over the place. I feel like it would look more unified if you kept all of the text aligned to the left instead of starting at the left, then centering. Basically… I feel like it should look like it came out of a page of a storybook.

Also, if you must keep everything spelled out, I would at least change it so that all important words/dates are capitalized, not just random ones, and that all numbers are spelled out. I would also remove the “and” in spelling the years.

I would also add another line of space before “happily ever after” — the swashes in the word “after” bump up into the word “begins” and it needs more space.

eta: I realized my suggestions sound confusing, so I went ahead and whipped up a mock-up to better describe the changes I would make if it were my own invitation. Not the correct fonts or colors, but it shows the specific changes I would make. Hope it is helpful to you!

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Fanciful:  You are so very welcome dear! I had seen several of your recent posts regarding your DIY invites and it seemed like you were genuinely reaching out for helpful feedback, so I was happy to give additional input. DIY invites are exhausting!

And I used Perpetua for the body with 1pt tracking (spacing between letters) 🙂

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