YAY – finally it’s typography time again!
As some of you are already familiar with, I love to gather font inspiration based on different flavors of life, weave it into new looks for modern and creative wedding stationery, and share it here with you for the love of uniquely chic weddings – and any other joyous celebration as well, naturally.
The latest font collection is inspired by fashion, because not only when we go shopping for clothes or home decor or choose a hairstyle, fashion also runs through pretty much everything in a wedding, too: from your bouquet to the tables to your dress – even your garter!
In many, many aspects you’ll find that fashion is prevalent – and even if you don’t think of your self as a fashion-orientated kind of Bride, there will be a gazillion of style decisions to make when planning your wedding. Even if you don’t give a darn about fashion, it is yet an influencing power behind many things that we are unavoidably surrounded by.
FIY – this font collection isn’t going to forcefully turn you into a slave of runway couture and the latest high street design trends – here we are merely using fashion- the phenomenon – as the element for inspiration… and as usual with lightheartedness. Have a look at our other font work too!
Fashion doesn’t only mean the latest trend, or being fashionable – it could also mean the look and style of things and the “fashion” in which they are done.
Each of the different wedding themes come with their own specific style ideals and customs, and whether you go for a glamorous bash or a low-key vibe, you will have several style options for creating your unique look.
As a designer, I have learned that whether I like it or not, fashion touches basically everything I do, and even though I don’t regard myself a fashionista, I tend to always keep an eye on what is happening in the world of wedding style.
In fact, the many, many design aspects in a wedding is precisely what I love so much about it – there are endless opportunities for new amazing creativity to be born, whether in bridal fashion, photography or floral design.
One of the first style decisions you make as a Bride, might just be your Save-the-dates, wedding invites, and wedding website if you decide to have one (you won’t regret it!). This is where the graphic design department and font enthusiasts like me comes out to play, and my advise is as always: only choose the material which resonates with personal taste rather than what is trendy, at the same time as choosing the design that corresponds with the intended look and feel of your dream wedding.
You’ll never fail to impress when choosing a neat, striking and un-fussy graphic profile. Sophisticated, easy-to-read and cutting-edge, a fashion inspired wedding invitation will surprisingly never go out of style, and by adding a quirky and feminine scripts font you will achieve a fun and romantic feel which balances the stronger fonts well.
TIP! You might want to match the visual designs such as fonts, shapes and colors in the invites to signs and printed materials at the actual wedding later on. It results in a stunning and cohesive look that will tie the event design together.
When designing your fashion-inspired invites, think book cover, magazine feature or fashion advert for a bold and grabbing look that just screams “ATTENDING”.
Keep in mind that less is more when doing the layout. Using the text itself to create architectural shapes is a clever way of achieving visual interest. With text or color you can create blocks that will stack neatly just like a magazine feature would. Be minimal, at the same time daring, and let the font do the talking!
The art of combining fonts is based around juxtaposition: a tall, narrow font goes well with a swirly, feminine font. An italic serif is enhanced by a bold sans serif. The uppercase with lower case… and so on.
A mix of thin and thick fonts, serifs and sans serif, black and white mixed with one main color instantaneously becomes strong style statement that people will love to hang on their fridge door.
And if you don’t have a clue what even half of that means don’t worry about it too much – the key is to work with opposites, and just have fun with it!
We have provided some gorgeous and clean fashion-inspired stationery from Minted below so take a look and let your creative spark plugs be ignited!
If you want even more inspiration, just Google “Fashion week invite” 🙂
Remember to share your creations with us at instagram @sheereverafter – and follow us too of course – it is always so amazing to see how you have used the fonts!
Good luck with your DIY designer invites!
Font name is to the right – just click the link to get to font homepage where you’ll be able to find the download button.
All 100% FREE to download but some are only for personal use. Contact designer if you plan to use the font commercially.