Create Your Own Invitation Text Layout

When creating your own Wedding Invitations, you also need to think about your layout and text design. Below are a couple of tips and tricks you should know to point you in the right direction.

First you need to know the three types of fonts generally used when designing your own invitations; Serif, Sans-serif and Script fonts. You can also italicize or bold your font to create a slightly different look. Don’t be afraid to combine different font types within your layout, as long as it’s done sparingly. For example, use a script font for the names of the bride and groom only, and use a serif font throughout the rest of the invitation for the body text.

A serif font has semi-structural details (or little feet) on the ends of the strokes that make up the font. This type of font is typically used for the body text of the invitation. These fonts tend to have a more classic, formal or traditional look to them, and are the easiest on the eyes to read.

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A sans-serif font does not have the small features called “serifs” at the end of the strokes. Each stroke is the same width throughout each letter. These fonts have a more polished, slick and modern look to them.

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A script font simulates handwriting or calligraphy. In large amounts of text these fonts can be difficult to read which is why they are typically used for logos, titles, or headings within invitations.

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There are three different ways you can layout your body text of your invitation; Left Aligned, Right Aligned and Center Aligned. Once you have determined the way you’d like to align your text, you can decide on placement of decorative elements and further design your invitation.

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Left Aligned Text, Horizontal Paper Band

Right Aligned Text, Vertical Strip of Paper

Right Aligned Text, Vertical Strip of Paper

Center Aligned Text, Horizontal Wrap with Ribbon

Center Aligned Text, Horizontal Wrap with Ribbon

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