Orchestrating all aspects of your future wedding can be chaotic and exhausting. You’ve booked a stunning venue, set a date, and found the perfect attire, and next thing you know, you have to design your entire invitation card from scratch. The perfect card doesn’t get designed overnight; choosing the perfect font, background, and color theme can be overwhelming and daunting.
To help ease the invitation design process, we’ve rounded up 18 fonts that communicate volumes when used in any wedding design. From classic serifs to elegant scripts, you simply can’t go wrong with any of these unique and free fonts.
1. Adelio Darmanto
The first font on our list is Adelio Darmanto, a delicate calligraphic script font designed by 7NTypes. Its effortless transitions and romantic details make for a gorgeous headline on your next wedding card.
Download the Adelio Darmanto font on Dafont here. It’s free for personal use.
Background image via Nopparat Nambunyen.
Add a modern yet minimal touch to your designs with this traditional Didone serif font. Pair Bodoni’s contrasting hairline serifs and thick ascenders with a monoweight sans serif, such as Raleway, or let this font shine in all its glory.
Download the Bodoni* font on Indestructible Type here. This one is free for both personal and commercial use.
Background image via donatphotography.
3. Brooke Smith Script
Brook Smith Script is a feminine calligraphic script that mimics actual handwriting. Its whimsical personality renders perfectly in your next wedding design.
Download the Brooke Smith Script font on Dafont here. It’s free for personal use only.
Background image via Salla Holm.
4. Chalisa Oktavia
Make a stylish statement with this elegant script font designed by 7NTypes. Chalisa Oktavia’s calligraphic style stands out on any wedding invite. Contrast this font’s aristocratic nature with a thin monoweight sans serif, such as Montserrat.
Download the Chalisa Oktavia font on Dafont here. This font is free for personal use only.
Background image via marchevcabogdan.
5. Dearly Loved One
Add some sentimental love to your wedding invitations with this decorative handwritten font. Pair this loopy script with its slab serif counterpart, Dearly Loved Slab One, for a design that’s sure to wow your attendees.
Download the Dearly Loved One font on Dafont here. Dearly Loved One is free for personal use only.
Background image via Zamarashka. Paper texture via YamabikaY.
6. Deluxe Edition
For a go-to monoweight script font that completely mimics that textured brushed pen look, check out this Deluxe Edition font by BLKBK Fonts. Use this font in your next romantic wedding card to wow your attendees.
Download the Deluxe Edition Demo font on Dafont here. It’s free for personal use only.
Background image via Andrii Oleksiienko.
This gorgeous brush script font designed by Megi Satyo Widodo features realistic handwritten letterforms created by a brush pen. Dreamland’s effortless appearance is sure to take your wedding invitations up a notch.
Download the Dreamland font on Dafont here. Again, it’s free for personal use only.
Background image via Vladimir Arndt.
8. EB Garamond
EB Garamond, inspired by Claude Garamont’s famous typeface, brings forth an elaborate appearance to wedding invitations. This classic font pairs nicely with an exquisite script font, such as Hijrnotes.
Download the EB Garamond font on Font Squirrel here.
Background image via c12.
Give your invitations a feminine twist with this effortless serif font designed by Alejandro Inler. Elsie’s accentuated serifs and ball terminals bring forth added personality to your composition. Pair this serif font with a monoweight sans serif for a balanced composition, or let the font shine in all of its glory.
Download the Elsie font on Google Fonts here.
Background image via PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek.
10. England Hand
This formal and elegant script is perfect for use on wedding invitations, menu headers, and more. Combine the curvatures of England Hand with a geometric sans serif for a romantic contrast.
Download the England Hand font on Font Squirrel here.
Background image via Andrekart Photography.
Hijrnotes, designed by Måns Grebäck, is a monoweight script font that features accentuated uppercase letterforms and a flowing signature style. This typeface is best used as a wedding heading or title treatment, as the swashes and ligatures may be difficult to read at smaller sizes.
Download the Hijrnotes font on Dafont here. It’s free for personal use only.
Background image via Olexander Kozak.
12. La Paloma
Add a quirky and flowing touch to your wedding invitations with this handwritten script font. Pair La Paloma’s loopy letterforms with a more restrained serif, such as EB Garamond, for an effortless composition.
Download the La Paloma font on Dafont here. La Paloma is free for personal use only.
Background image via Kseniya Ivanova.
Millerstone’s gentle calligraphic style renders beautifully when applied to delicate headlines and names. Taken from hand drawn ligatures and letterforms, this font gives your wedding invites a personal and dainty touch.
Download the Millerstone Demo font on Dafont here. It’s free for personal use only.
Background image via Bogdan Sonjachnyj.
Montserrat, a classic geometric sans serif font designed by Julieta Ulanovsky, takes great influence from a traditional Buenos Aires neighborhood. Each letterform is carefully designed to fit a vast array of applications: from wedding details to a striking minimal header. Let this sans serif take the type spotlight or contrast its monoweight letterforms with Pinyon Script.
You can find Montserrat in Shutterstock Editor in the Font tab when you activate the Text (A) tool. Choose from an array of wedding templates, or customize your invitation from scratch with the help of these professional tips.
Download the Montserrat font on Google Fonts here.
Background image via Happy Lena.
15. Pinyon Script
Pinyon Script’s curved swashes and angled letterforms give your wedding invitations that aristocratic ambience. Couple this luxurious script with copy set in Open Sans or Montserrat for a polished contrast.
Don’t have access to design software? You can easily find Pinyon Script within our free Shutterstock Editor program in the Font tab when the Text (A) tool is activated. Or, you can download the Pinyon Script font on Google Fonts here.
Background image via Hadrian.
16. Playfair Display
Playfair Display, designed by Claus Eggers Sørensen, features thick letterforms with contrasting thin serifs. This classic display font was inspired by the works of John Baskerville and the stylization of Scotch Roman designs. Use this stunning font as an eye-catching header to your wedding invitation.
You can find the Playfair Display font within our free Shutterstock Editor program in the Font tab when the Text (A) tool is selected.
Download the Playfair Display font on Google Fonts here.
Background image via Shunevych Serhii.
Prata’s Didone characteristics add some visual interest to simplistic wedding invitations. Its contrasting thicks and thins, along with its teardrop terminals, make this serif font a classic go-to in your next design.
Download the Prata font on Google Fonts here.
Background image via Food Travel Stockforlife.
This textured brush script font by Wacaksara Co features thick and rough letterforms that give Underland a hand drawn effect, perfect for adding personality to your wedding invitation.
Download the Underland font on Dafont here. Again, it’s free for personal use only.
Background image via Pushish Images.
Wedding Card Inspiration
Now that you’ve downloaded those fonts, what do you do next? See these free fonts in action with these wedding card templates to help inspire you for your invitation designs.
Dearly Loved One & Dearly Loved Slab One
Card design via Alewiena_design.
Bodoni & Montserrat
Card design via Pat Poseh.
Card design via Alewiena_design.