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Download this Free Font: Five Wedding-Invite Font Pairs


Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box typefaces within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.


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by Fausto Mendez / image by Peter Loves Jane

   We’re no stranger to wedding-themed font collections and complimentative font pairings, but we’ve never featured a post that combined the two concepts until now. I guess I’m not much of a wedding fiend, but I do appreciate thoughtful font pairings. This week’s free font collection comes courtesy of Peter Loves Jane.

    Above, you’ll find five font pairings that work beautifully to complete each other, as should any soon-to-be-married couple. Below, you’ll find the links to download the fonts. 

1. Branboll Small + Ostrich Sans Rounded  

2. Corneria Script + Linux Biolinum Capitals  

3. Antrokas + Franklin Gothic Book  

4. Respective + Bentham  

5. Silk Script + Orator (Actually, Orator is not a free download. A free substitute could easily be Miso.)


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Download this Free Font: The Wedding Invitation Pack

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By Fausto Mendez

    Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box fonts on hand. That’s why we spend an hour or so per week searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.

    This week’s free font is actually a pack of twelve fonts. The pack is specifically themed for wedding invitations, but some of these fonts are sleek enough to add a touch of class to other event materials, wedding or not. 

    Personally, I love the Josefin Sans and Ecuyer Dax fonts, but every font has its perfect “use”. Needless to say, I’d love to try  these out on some marketing materials or promotional giveaways. Get ‘em at the links below.

Dalle // Simple Snails // At Mahogany Script // Gourmandise // Black Jack // Parisienne // Ecuyer DAX //Josefin Sans // Voluptate // Bedini Bold Italic // Arvil Sans // I’m Fashionista!

    It’s important to keep in mind that the creators of these fonts maintain copyright, which means that you may or may not need to ask permission from the creators in order to use them in consumer-facing marketing materials. Copyright restrictions vary from font to font. However, there’s no need to ask permission for personal use, which include weddings and parties.

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#DIY Promotional Giveaway: Super-Easy Themed Envelopes / Note Holders

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By Fausto Mendez

    If you’re a fan of #DIY crafts for personalized gifts and promotional giveaways, you should consider adding a personal touch to your next promotional gift with a super easy-to-make themed envelope or note holder. 

    This DIY project is so easy, it’s hard to write at any length on the concept. In fact, Sweet Tidings managed to explain the whole project with a simple photo (seen above) and the following caption: “cookie-cutter cut-out note holder.” Basically, you use cookie cutters to cut folded, colored paper. The key is to cut right at the folded edge so that it folds open like a greeting card. The fold also enables it to stand upright, which is a pretty cool feature if you’re trying to make someone feel special or appreciated. 

    You can use the same process (with bigger cookie cutters) to make a larger version, though I’d hesitate to call it a note holder at that size. It’s more like a greeting card. 

    If you’re planning a promotional giveaway or promotional gift basket, I highly recommend mixing in a DIY gift, such as this one, to further impress your target. Promotional gifts are very common in the realm of business, but few individuals think about adding a personal touch to a promo. In this case, you can use the note holder as a way to deliver a fun, appreciative note, or you might just use it to identify the recipient. I’m sure there are more interesting ways to mix these into your promos; you’re only limited by your creativity.

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Build Your Own Promotional Giveaway: #DIY Food-Shaped Envelopes

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    If you’re a fan of #DIY crafts for party favors and trade show giveaways, you should consider adding a personal touch to your event with homemade envelopes in the shape of a related object. This guide is specifically for dumpling-shaped envelopes, but with a little creativity, you can adjust the instructions to create other shapes, such as tacos or muffins.

    Themed envelopes can carry anything, including an invite to a lunch pitch or a thanks note coupled with a restaurant gift card. In this case, Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting put together a set of custom invitations for a friend’s baby shower. The invitations take the shape of a dumpling, and this is how she did it (along with our advice on customizing the project for other shapes/themes).

Step 0 - Gather Your Materials

The envelope is made of three layers: an inner layer made of thick paper, a transparent mid layer made of tissue paper, and a touch-friendly outer layer made of cloth. You will also need scissors, a stapler and either a printer or coloring materials, such as markers.

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Step 1 - Design, Print and Cut

+ Write or print the invite details on a small piece of paper. Put it to the side. We’ll use it again in step two.

+ Cut a circle-ish shape from dark paper, and fold it in half (like a taco). You can write the first part of your message on the outside of this inner layer. To maximize interest, use a general statement that doesn’t give too much away, such as “let’s have lunch” The mid-layer of the envelope takes the shape of the dumpling itself, though it’s very flat and transparent. 

+ To customize this guide for other shapes, you can cut these inner layers in any shape that fits your theme. You can also adjust the colors to fit your desired shape. For example, if you’re building an apple, use a white circle made from construction paper for the inner layer. Use red tissue paper for the mid layer.

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Step 2 - Assemble the Inserts

+ Place the invite details into the inner layer of the envelope, and cover the inner layer of the envelope with the middle white layer.

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Step 3 - Close the Envelope

+ If you want to maximize the “wow” factor, give your envelope some depth. In this case, Jang inserted candy  between the mid layer and the outer layer.

+ Finally, close the outer layer of the envelope with staples. For custom shapes, a different closing mechanism, such as glue or stitches, may be more appropriate. For example, staples could work for muffin-shaped envelopes since the dumplings look a bit like muffin tops. You’d just add the muffin bottom. On the other hand, tacos would require glue and an additional ornament that sticks out of the top, such as spiky green paper, to represent lettuce.

+ If you can spare a few more minutes, check out the whole guide for more, including an idea for a book of comments submitted by the party attendants. Jang used this idea to collect wishes from invitees, but in a business context, you can use a similar idea to collect comments from clients or suggestions from partners. 

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