In the comments of our last fonts post, a reader made a wise observation about the use of decorative fonts in DIY wedding invitations: use them sparingly. You don’t want important information getting lost in a barrage of swirls and flourishes. Decorative fonts are mostly there to make your names look fancy, and to give your DIY wedding invitations some personality and polish. (And let’s not kid ourselves; they’re the more fun part of designing your own wedding invitations.)
In traditional wedding invitation design, that job goes to script fonts (and there are eighteen free downloadable script fonts right here if that’s what you’re going for). But script fonts aren’t going to be the right choice for everyone. You might want more modern, or a little less fancy, or just something… different. So today we’ve rounded up eighteen Art Deco fonts that you can use in your DIY wedding invitations. And since Deco fonts are more minimal in nature than script fonts, you have more freedom to mix and match and play around with these than with more elaborate fonts. Plus, nothing says “this party is legit” than seeing your names done up like Jay Gatsby’s (but you may want to make sure your party isn’t quite as legit as Jay Gatsby’s).
You can download each individual font here. Next up, we’ll be tackling handwritten fonts. If you have a request for a different font type, or other DIY wedding invitation advice, leave it in the comments!