Invite Design! Help me choose/Font tips?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which version do you like better?
    Version 1 (no watermark) : (10 votes)
    63 %
    Version 2 (watermark) : (6 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    10838 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Stephefanie: I prefer one for ease of read but two as the watermark makes it look slightly more weddingy

    Post # 5
    4043 posts
    Honey bee

    @Stephefanie:  What will your border and paper be like? Because one looks very simple and easy to read, and with the right border, it would still pop. #2 is a little overwhelming with the watermark because a lot is going on. But with a simple paper and certain kind of border, could still be nice.

    Have you thought about adding a different color? Two tones or the right color combintation help highlight different pieces of information and add depth to the design.

    Post # 7
    4043 posts
    Honey bee

    For example, our invitation incorporates two colors (used to highlight different things), and many different fonts. It was printed on a light cream colored paper with a simple, green border.

    You could use the logo like we did with the heart by making it a stand out icon (see below).

    Also, I would look for a Sans Serif font to compliment your swirly serif font. Something thinner would help with the overwhelming feeling. has lots of great fonts you can download for free.


    Post # 8
    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia


    So, I love the Recorda font for your names, but using an iticialized serif font for the rest makes it look a little busy and hard to read. Especially with the watermark. There’s alot of swirly things to look at, but no where for the eye to rest. Also, with the watermark there isn’t a lot of negative space.  I might change the font for the information to something like Covington or Parma Petite. Those two still have a softer style, but they differ enough from the Recorda font to be readable.

    I know you didn’t ask about any of that, so take it or leave it. Foot in Mouth

    As for the ampersand, I prefer the smaller one. But I prefer the & that is in the Recorda font family. It (obvs) matches much better with your names.

    What if you used that one, but made it as small as version #2? Would you still dislike it?

    Post # 9
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Stephefanie:  At the bottom, where it says “reception to follow” I think you should keep the font one size.
    I like the size of the ampersand in number one – it’s too small in the second one.


    Are you set on the font you are using for your names? I feel like it’s too fine compared with the design you have on either side – especially evident with the first letters of your names. A stronger font would fit better, IMO.


    Try this site for some alternative fonts:
    (I like the first one based on the sample text, but you should download a few and try them out.) 

    ETA: Sorry, didn’t realize she doesn’t have very good links off that site. The top/first one she lists is called “feel script” so you could google it to try to find it, or try something off this other site that provides links (all fonts are free):

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