Designer Tip: Font Combinations

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While TGK was built on giving our customers the freedom to make their own design choices, that doesn’t mean they all make “good” choices! One area that often causes confusion is in choosing the appropriate font styles for wedding invitations. Not to worry! Our guide will help pave the way for those of you who are a bit confused about the purpose of combining one font with another on your wedding stationery.

Block fonts are typically used for the body of your invitation to ensure legibility for the key details of your event. These fonts read well even in smaller point sizes and are ideal for lengthy driving directions and information on hotel accommodations.

Now, unless you are the ultra-mod type, you’ll probably need something to soften up the block font a bit! That’s where the script font comes in!

The script font is what gives your invitation its personality. Script fonts are the class of “scrolly,” decorative type that we love to use for the names of the Bride and Groom, and for accent text on the accessory cards. Script fonts can be hard to read at small point sizes, so we don’t recommend using script fonts for the body of your invitation.


Hydrangea Invitation featuring a combination of block and script fonts

TGK’s solution to the font debate? We recommend combining the block and script fonts… using block fonts for the body of the invitation (so it remains legible), while adding extra oomph around the names of the Bride and Groom with a lovely script font.

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2 Responses to “Designer Tip: Font Combinations”

  1. bephh

    I love your use of a combination of block and script fonts. Sometimes it is hard to tell which ones you used where. Can you identify which ones are used in your samples?

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  2. Elizabeth

    Sure thing! In the Hydrangea sample, the bride and groom’s names and the word “celebration” are in a script font. Everything else is in a block font.

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