(Closed) Lets talk about fonts! (ie HELP!!)

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I spent a LOT of time font-comparing and ended up using Florentine Script for invitations.  I liked it b/c it was readable and pretty without being too fussy/swirly/overdone.  I doubt it would meet your "fresh and funky" requirements, though.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland

I’m a big fan of Tagettes, although it may look a little vintage-y for you.  It’s free from dafont.com.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Here’s what I used: http://tinyurl.com/5xftfg. It’s called BeauRivageOne. Just got all my invitations, and assembling them now. I LOVE the font. They have tons of other free fonts too. I actually went and downloaded a whole bunch of ones I thought might work and then played the elimination game. =)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

We used Century Gothic for our invitations. We wanted to give off a modern, light, casual feel. Might not fulfill your formal requirement. Some of my other favorites are CG Omega, Futura Light, and the Neue Helvetica family (especially Ultra Light 23… so sexy! I guess you’re offically a design geek when you find fonts to be sexy!) None of these are free but you might be able to find a similar font on a free site once you figure out what you like. Also, they are available from websites like http://www.linotype.com for about $25 each. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We are using Feel Script for our script font and Garamond in small caps for the regular font.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’m a die-hard Feel Script fan [and a complete nerd, apparently :)]…it’s by far my favorite design element of my wedding!  It’s formal-ish and playful at the same time.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m using Mona Lisa ITC, but that might only be available on Macs unless you download it specially for PC’s.  I’m also using Bernard along with that as the main font on my invites, the Mona Lisa is for the names and then I used a Zapfino ampersand.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

For my invites (formal) I used Sloop Script One Font for the names and monogram.  For rest of the text I used Adobe Garamond Pro Font in Small caps. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I obsessed about fonts for at least a month! I had fallen in love with FeelScript but couldn’t stomach the $99 price tag. I eventually went with Monterey BT (google it and you can find it for free). Our address labels will be Monterey BT and then Trajan Pro (for the address part). I think we will use Garamond Pro for the main text of programs, etc (easy to read).

Post # 14
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Worker bee

One of my favorite fresh, funky & a bit formal fonts is Scriptina, also available at dafont.com. DaFont is also a super site for exploring & downloading free fonts…

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

We used Henry Morgan Hand from dafont.com  Like others have said before, the website has an pretty awesome section of calligraphy fonts, and its all free!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Zapfino did it for us, paired with the clean, modern style of Avenir.

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