I get lots of font-related questions over at Oh So Beautiful Paper, so this week I thought I’d focus on a few of my favorite fonts – specifically calligraphy and script fonts! I’ve also got a few suggestions for serif and alternative fonts (like wood type and slab fonts), but will share those in a future post.
So, first up, the font from my blog banner – Burgues Script:
This font is not free (or particularly inexpensive), but it comes with a ton of ligatures (the swishes and flourishes that make the font even more fancy) and I just love Burgues Script – as well as its sister font Compendium – for wedding invitations. You can find Burgues Script through Veer.
Next up, Feel Script:
Like Burgues, Feel Script comes with lots of ligatures and glyphs (different options for each letter of the alphabet) that makes it a popular choice for wedding invitations and is also available for purchase through Veer. If you like the look of Feel Script but can’t afford the price tag, there is a similar-looking, less expensive (but without all the fancy ligatures and glyphs) font called Mahogany Script, which is available via Fonts.com:
Next up, calligrapher Crystal Kluge has a whole collection of her calligraphy fonts available for purchase on MyFonts – including a fabulous script font called Nelly Script and a font specifically for creating monograms called Darling Monograms. This is a sample of one of her fonts, called Hen Party:
Now for the free fonts! Two of my favorite traditional script fonts are Edwardian Script and York Script – both would look great if used in wedding invitations, ceremony programs, or other wedding stationery:
If you’re still on the hunt for great free fonts, you should definitely check out the fabulous blog iDIY – Luzel has found tons of great free fonts, including dings and ornamental fonts that are always useful in DIY projects. As always, please make sure to read the guidelines on any free font downloads – nearly all free fonts are limited to personal use only.
Oh – and don’t forget to enter my Save the Date giveaway over on Oh So Beautiful Paper! Delphine and Mohawk Paper are giving away 150 Save the Dates letterpress printed in up to two colors to one lucky reader. The contest closes on Friday at 11:59 p.m., so just click here to learn how to enter!