What size font for place cards / seating chart?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is totally going to depend on the actual size of your cards and the font you choose. The bigger the better I would think.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Those are such cute ideas!  I agree that bigger is better.  

What I would do is set up your bird cage and a mock up succulent with blank paper to find what size paper looks the best.  Then, measure it, make a textbox that big in either Word or Powerpoint  (I’m a huge fan of powerpoint for design things), type in your text, and make the font as big as you can without it looking crammed.  

Westwood is right that font size really depends on the font you choose because thier sizes are so different!  I would make sure that it was at least as big as size 18 in Times New Roman.  If you’re looking for fonts, try dafont.com.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I love the idea!

Are you intending to use a script font? How big are the cards you want to use? 

Below is an example of a 2×3″ card might look like with my favorite script font Parisienne and Times New Roman to give you a comparison. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Merlin29:  Thank you google fonts! I love it! I think it’s deifnitely going to take some trial and error for sure but you can always stagger the First and Last name on two lines giving you the aibility to make the type larger too. Good Luck! Happy to help if you need any suggestions 🙂

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