Save the dates – need some awesome font combo inspiration!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@cranraspberry:  In general, you want your fonts to coordinate but not match.  I usually pair a big bold sans serif with a delicate serif font, or a chunky serif with a delicate script, etc.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

This is only semi-related, but I am OBSESSED with the calligraphy “bombshell” font.  I think it’s so gorgeous.  It’d be nice for the “save the date” part, or maybe your names, paired with a more straight-forward font.

Post # 7
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@cranraspberry:  I will literally open a new AI file and make lists of all the fonts I like.  Then I make groupings of fonts I think might go together, and pick and choose and start deleting ones I’m not fond of.  If you can physically see them in front of you, then I think you’ll be able to decide what you like.  But I generally stick to the same rule: something bold, something legible with clean lines, and a script; serif/sans serif as needed.

Just go on dafont and start downloading!  You’ll never know what will look right next to each other unless you actually put them together.

Post # 8
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@cranraspberry:  Oh and I stick to 2-3 fonts per document.  Any more and it gets busy.  Maybe the occasional 4, but they’d have to work really well together and the design would have to lend itself to so many fonts.

Post # 10
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@cranraspberry:  AI is a vector-based program, and much better suited for graphic design.  If you can get a copy I’d highly recommend it.

Post # 11
Hostess
9908 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@kb7:  I do this too!

I”m not great with fonts so I usually post my samples on the Bee for votes 🙂

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