The Script-Block Flip-Flop

There are plenty of simple ways to spice up your wedding invitations. Creative wording, funky colors, embellishments… the list goes on and on. One particular trend we’ve noticed recently is the creative combination of block and script fonts. What does this technique yield? Usually, a classy-with-an-edge look, which, of course, WE LOVE!

Two letterpress examples of the script-block flip-flop.

You’ve probably noted that most of the invitations shown on our site employ the traditional script-block usage — block font for body text and script font for accent text. But maybe you’re not traditional. Maybe you’re searching for a bit more flair. All you’d have to do is ask! Some of our brides this year have done just that, as you can see below. (Names and dates have been altered to preserve customer privacy!)

Two custom invitations employing the script-block flip-flop.

At first glance, you might think, “That looks funny.” But when you really think about it, it’s brilliant! The entire point of having an “accent” font is to draw attention to the most important parts of the invitation. What’s going to draw more attention than large capital lettering? And then, depending on what style you choose, the script can serve as body text or a secondary accent font. Most of the time, a third, basic block font is used for filler.

Mix it up! Your invitations, your call.

When it comes to style these days, brides make their own rules. We invite you to push the envelope, if you are so inclined! Check out more examples on Pinterest.

What do you think of the script-block flip-flop?

Images: Top-left, Top-right, Bottom-upper-left, Bottom-lower-left, Bottom-right

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