I love a good type font. So often font is overlooked when choosing the right theme for the day. The font chosen can add personality as much as the colours or decor can. It can add a chic and classy feel to the theme or add a touch of vintage. It can emphasise the fun or enhance the elegance. It is important to choose a font that you love and that can be coherently used throughout all the wedding stationary, details and decoration.
Think about how fonts are affected by trends and cycles. A 20′s vintage wedding ought to be designed in a font reflecting Art Deco. A Victorian themed wedding suggests the use of a more exquisite font. If you are planning for a beach wedding select a font that reflects a resemblance to waves or ocean.
The letterpress printing trend continues to be popular and has become an art form due to its high degree of craftsmanship. Renewed interest in letterpress was aided by Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, which began using pictures of letterpress invitations in the 1990s but has seen a strong resurgence with the continued trend for vintage weddings.
Now you have thought so carefully about your font why not make a feature of it? You could use the first letters of your names to create a monogram that can be used across all your stationary. Hiring a calligrapher to write your invitations by hand is well worth the investment as it will set the tone for the occasion. Have games of scrabble scattered around you venue for guests to have a game during the reception! Get your top table guests engraved glasses to sip champagne from. How about using old books as table centres topped with the table names or use the pages to make hangings for a top table back drop. If you are having a photo booth get your guests to write phrases, quotes and messages for them to hold up in the photos. Instead of topping off the wedding cake with a miniature bride and groom or flowers why not do it with your monogram. Make a feature of wooden Mr & Mrs signs scattered about your venue. Engrave your seating plan elegantly on a mirror. You can even get wedding bands that leave impressions of words on your finger, the list goes on!!!
And as Mr and Mrs will probably be the most over used words of your big day I have picked my favourite Mr & Mrs goodies for inspiration……
How about hanging Mr & Mrs signs around the venue like this gorgeous one from Vintage Amethyst. These delightful magnets from Luck and Luck would make fabulous favours. I think these Mr and Mrs gift tags from Vintage Dream Wedding would be great to use for place names on the tables or hanging from a tree with the guests table numbers on.