Font Pairing Do's and Don'ts

Font Pairing Do's and Don'ts

Blog Post Font Pairing Do's and Don'ts

Pairing fonts is a deceptively difficult task, especially if new to the world of graphic design.  That said, there are a few do's and don'ts that will help ensure your designs look wonderful.  Read on to learn more and discover a few of our personal faves!

DON'T: Utilize multiple fonts from the same font classification. Serif, serif, The exception to the rule is diverse font families that include a variety of styles and weights that can be mixed to diversify the look of the design.

DO: Utilize different font classifications.  For example, pair a Sans Serif with a Script or Handwritten font.

DON'T: Use more than three fonts per design.  Yes, we know you love all of those graceful (and chaotic) script fonts -- and we get it, sort of. But please, please don't use them all in a single design.  Trust us.

DO: Pick 2 to 3 fonts, ideally with at least 2 different classifications, to ensure your design doesn't look messy.  Found a font gem but can't find its match? Keep scrolling to learn more about font families.

DON'T: Be afraid to bend grammatical rules a bit for the sake of making things look pretty, especially when it comes to invitation design. Does your font look better in all caps?  Go for it!  Glyphs look better in lowercase? Do it! We've created invitations entirely in a lowercase font solely because it looked better that way, and we'd do it again. Sorry, not sorry.

In our Cosmic Watercolor Wedding Series, we've selected the lovely Sans Serif font family, Circe, which provides a simple and elegant contrast to the striking watercolor background.

DO: When in doubt - utilize large font families, making sure to change the style and weight of the font to add dimension. Some of our faves include: Agenda, Arno Pro, Circe, and Minion Pro.

Following these simple guidelines will help ensure your designs are elegant and sleek.

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