New: Oak Tree SD + Stationery

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A majestic oak tree is a welcome sight for just about anyone. Delight your guests with Oak Tree Save the Dates to prepare them for the natural beauty of your big day!

Oak Tree Save the Date, Menu and Place Card

Complement the outdoorsy elegance of your event with Oak Tree Programs, Oak Tree Menus, Oak Tree Place Cards, Oak Tree Table Cards, and Oak Tree Favor Tags. Remind your friends and family of what a wonderful time they had by sending out Oak Tree Thank You Notes!

The Design Team is busy dreaming up beautiful invitations to bring you new designs every Friday. If you miss one, no worries — you can see all of the 2014 Designs on our Pinterest board.

New Design: Oak Tree

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Nobody can deny the beauty of a regal oak tree! A symbol of peace, comfort and natural elegance, it is a great icon for a wedding invitation. The Oak Tree Wedding Invitation features a simple oak, oak leaf and acorns on its various pieces.

Oak Tree Wedding Invitation

Perfect for outdoor weddings or country estate galas, this design is classic without being too stuffy. Make it your own by choosing your favorite paper, inks and fonts!

The Design Team is busy dreaming up beautiful invitations to bring you new designs every Friday. If you miss one, no worries — you can see all of the 2014 Designs on our Pinterest board.

New: Simple Border SD + Stationery

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The understated elegance of the Simple Border design is timeless. Make sure to lock down your guests by sending out Simple Border Save the Dates.

Simple Border Save the Date, Program and Place Card

Compliment your wedding day decor with Simple Border Programs, Simple Border Menus, Simple Border Table Cards, Simple Border Place Cards, and Simple Border Favor Tags. Send a classy message to your friends and family with Simple Border Note Cards.

The Design Team is busy dreaming up beautiful invitations to bring you new designs every Friday. If you miss one, no worries — you can see all of the 2014 Designs on our Pinterest board.

New Design: Simple Border

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The Green Kangaroo collection includes many classic wedding invitations, but until now, we’ve been lacking an invitation with a simple, inset border! The Simple Border Wedding Invitation has a pure, classic aesthetic and can be tailored to your liking via paper, ink and font selections!

Simple Border Wedding Invitation, Reply and Accessory

The Design Team is busy dreaming up beautiful invitations to bring you new designs every Friday. If you miss one, no worries! You can see all of the 2014 Designs on our Pinterest board.

Wedding Invitation Font Guide: Part 3

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Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve introduced the types of fonts we offer and how they differ (read Part 1 here) and some guidelines on how to pair them (read Part 2 here).

Today we’ll bring up a couple of conditional issues to consider when choosing your wedding invitation fonts!

1. What are your ink colors?
If your inks are both bold and/or dark, feel free to choose any fonts you like! BUT if you have any lighter inks you’re planning on using for text, keep in mind that some fonts have thinner lines. These fonts are more difficult to read if there isn’t enough contrast between the font color and paper color. When light inks are in the mix, we often recommend:

A) Using them as text “accents” — ampersands, bullets, etc.

Light ink color used as accent within text

B) Flooding the background with the light color, so it’s included but doesn’t affect legibility.

Light ink color used for flooded background

C) Choosing a thicker script font to keep the characters from fading into the paper

Thick script fonts are better thank thin for light ink colors

2. What type of information is included in your wording?
You might think you want an all-script font invitation, and if your information is short and simple, that should be fine. If you have a lot of details, such as a schedule of events or directions — anything that will be important for your guests to see plainly — block fonts are much easier to read.

For detailed information, you should strongly consider a block font

3. How much wording are you submitting?
Sometimes our customers want to include a wealth of information, especially if they’re having a destination wedding or expecting a lot of out-of-town guests. Depending on the type/size of product ordered, space can end up being tight! If you must squeeze a lot of info onto a card, consider the following tips.

A) As seen in #2 above, block fonts are much more legible at small point sizes. For sections of dense wording, using a block font is almost a must!

B) Some block fonts are wider than others, which can affect how many characters will fit on a given line.

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C) All-caps fonts are more difficult to read in tight modules. BUT for very small, isolated text, such as footnotes or street names on maps, all-caps is much easier to read.

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While our font preview tool is quite useful — and worth checking out! — it is not all-inclusive, which is why we’ve put together these downloadable font sheets for you to print out at home! With this as a guide, you should be able to make a more informed decision on which fonts are just right for you and your wedding invitations.

Click here to download our free font guide!