Whether you’re working with a designer to customize your invitation, or you’re doing your own computer calligraphy to save a few bucks, there’s nothing better than being armed with a beautiful typeface. A well chosen face will help set the tone of and add elegance to your event. Here’s some of our “every budget” favorites – and, thanks to font previews on the source websites, you can see if they’re your favorites too!
A Note About Free Fonts: While yes, everyone’s eyes grow wide at the prospect of a free script, there’s a reason you’re not laying down money for them. They very often are free because either the type designer is new, or it was quickly and shabbily done – you particularly notice bad kerning in many of these fonts, where the space relationships between letters within a single word can be drastically different. Unless you can fix this issue yourself and are an Illustrator/InDesign pro, I highly recommend staying away from free fonts and instead opting for a cheaper pay typeface. The free fonts recommended here are all decently auto-kerned so there won’t be any incredibly glaring issues for those who aren’t type-savvy (from what I’ve seen in my limited testing of them, anyway).