Wedding Stationery with calligraphy text has been one of the prettiest wedding trends for a few years now and it isn’t going anywhere just yet! In an ideal world, we’d all be master calligraphers and would create all our wedding invitations by hand. But… not everyone has time for that. If you’d like to DIY your wedding stationery and fancy the calligraphy look without the hard work, then check out these 20 free calligraphy fonts that you can nab to create your cards…
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Grab your favourite font here: 1. Marcelle | 2. Bilbo Swish Caps | 3. La Belle Aurore | 4. Lobster Two | 5. Lavanderia | 6. Learning Curve | 7. Great Vibes | 8. Meie Script | 9. Black Jack | 10. Playball | 11. Autumn Chant | 12. Hello Script | 13. Castro Script | 14. Housegrind | 15. Salsabilla | 16. Paduka Script | 17. Jane Austen | 18. Prologue Script | 19. Spirulina | 20. Spring Time
Each of these fonts is completely free, as long as it’s for personal use only (i.e. you’re not going to create something to sell using the font).
In order to use the font you like, simply download it to your computer, install it, restart and it will be ready for you to use in any program you choose to design your stationery. All of the free calligraphy fonts on the lefthand column are already free text options in Picmonkey, so if you want to design your cards using Picmonkey you’re all set and don’t need to download the fonts separately.
In terms of pairing calligraphy style fonts with other text on your invitations, most designers would advise that you only use one cursive type font and offset it using a plainer text so that it really stands out. I did that in the graphic above – with the calligraphy fonts complemented by a simpler font (‘Lato Light‘ in case you’re interested!).
Stuck for ideas on how to use free calligraphy fonts to design your own stationery? You can find some inspiration here:
- My Ultimate Guide to DIY Wedding Stationery will help you figure out your invitation theme and how best to go about making them.
- How to add watercolour detail to text (this is perfect for adding extra pretty oomph to calligraphy text!)
- Check out my Pinterest board on the prettiest calligraphy wedding invitations around.
Not that enamoured with any of the options above? You could check out some premium calligraphy fonts that you can purchase from Etsy or Creative Market – these are usually priced around the £10(ish) mark. You should also definitely sign up for the Creative Market freebies newsletter which comes out every Monday and usually has at least 2 premium fonts you can download for FREE!