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16 Free Fonts for Invitation Design

By , August 17, 2017

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NOTE ABOUT FONTS: All of these fonts are free for your personal projects, but some of them require the purchase of a license for commercial use. Be sure to read the licensing rules provided by the font's creator!

Designing an invitation suite for a wedding, birthday party, corporate gala, or another special event? Typography and fonts will play a key role in your design! Fortunately, there are plenty of beautiful free fonts for you to choose from. We've collected a few of our favorites below.

Script Fonts

A scripted font conveys elegance. Use your cursive font for larger text on your invitation (such as bride and groom names, the birthday girl or boy's name, or other headers in your content) and select a readable serif or sans serif font for the body text. Using cursive for the whole invite can be an eyesore!

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Priscilla | Everything Holiday | Playlist | Frutilla

Handwritten Fonts

Handwritten fonts can convey a variety of things depending on your font choice. But they are usually a great way to lend a more personal or laid-back vibe. The "Feel My Heart" font is very sentimental.

handwritten

Pea RoxyGirl | Feel My Heart | Shorelines | Luna

Serif Fonts

Serif fonts are classic, easy-to-read, and never go out of style. Choose a modern serif font to prevent your invites from looking too dated.

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Playfair Display | Nouvelle Vague | Mermaid | Soria

Sans Serif Fonts

Sans serif fonts are great for designs that are clean, ultra-modern, or minimalist.

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Lemon Milk | Caviar Dreams | BEBAS | Elliot Sans

Pro Tip: Selecting Body Text

Serif fonts tend to be just slightly more legible as body fonts on printed materials, while sans serif fonts tend to work better for body fonts on digital materials (like webpages). Keep this in mind when designing.

It's also important to remember that a font that looks beautiful as a headline might not work well for body text. Be sure to read through your final design to ensure that it's both beautiful and legible!

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