Archive for the ‘Wedding’ Category

15 Script Fonts for FREE Download to Print Your Wedding Vows

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Script fonts are beautiful for printing out your wedding vows and wedding calligraphy, but hiring a professional calligrapher can get expensive. Today, we are sharing with you 15 script fonts you can download for FREE to print out your wedding vows with.

Not everyone has an endless wedding budget to spend on everything they want to make thier wedding perfect, and hand-scripted calligraphy is pricey if you don’t have the skill yourself. So here you are, you’ve splurged on a vow book, but know that you and your partner’s handwriting is terrible. No worries! Follow this guide and  see the list of FREE script fonts at the bottom of this post to get FREE + beautiful wedding calligraphy.

Script-fonts_blue-sky-papers

After you have chosen your font (below) and written your vows, open up a horizontal word document.  The dimmensions are a standard paper size, so no need to make changes to the document size or margins.

Then, select the button that will divided your paper into two columns (circled in red below). Type your vows out on each side. I suggest centering the text on each side, too.  After you have proof read, made sure the text is centered and the same size on each side and then you are ready to hit print. I HIGLY suggest a test run or two before you print on your nice vow book paper.

Printing vows for the Vow Portfolio:

scripted-fonts_blue-sky-papers

If you are printing your vows for our Vow Book Portfolio (which only has the ribbon corners and no center page) you will take your printed vows and fold it in half. Give it a very light score on the folded edge, open the paper up and lay it flat to cut straight down the middle. Using a ruler or straight edge and a box cutter will help you achive a super straight and clean line.

scripted-fonts_blue-sky-papers

The results are really pretty and folks will be none the wiser that this was a DIY.

Printing Double Sided for the Vow Holder:

scripted-fonts_blue-Sky-papers

If you do not have a printer that prints double sided to print your vows front + back on one sheet of paper you will have to print them out of order, and one sheet at a time. Follow the order below if you do not have a double sided printer

scripted-fonts_blue-sky-papers

Each printer is different, so it is up to you to figure out which way to flip the paper to reinsert it back into the printer to print the next page. Be patient, and do some test runs on regular printer paper first. Try making a mark on one side of the paper and then run it through the printer to figure out which direction you need to face the vow paper.

Following this order, with the last part and the first part  of your vows on the outside of the page, and then the middle parts of the vows on the inside of the page. When vows are printed on both sides of the paper, you will be able to fold it in half, to insert it through the middle ribbon of the Vow Holder and read your vows just as you would read a book, each page from front to back.

scripted-fonts_blue-sky-papers

15 Free Fonts to print out your wedding vows:

1- Claudia

Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

2- Brev script:

Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

3- Paduka script:Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

4- errata script:Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

5- Tamoro Script: Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

 

6- Dearly script : Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

7- Claire script:Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

8- Charlotte Calligraphy:


 

9- Melinda script:Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

10- Hafizan Script:Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

11- Roaster Script:Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

 

12- Bitthai Script: Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

 

13- Violetta script:Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

14- shopping script:

Script-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

 

15- Frutilla ScriptScript-fonts_free-download_Blue-Sky-Papers

 

 

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Calligrapher to do Your Wedding Calligraphy

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Wedding calligraphy is making a comeback, despite the interwebs making it so convenient for one to design and ship their wedding invitations straight from their computer. All the pretty hand-lettering we see on Instagram and Pinterest has brought this old tradition back to life.

We have composed a list of our favorite calligraphers that we have worked with, or just admire — but today we’re talking about 5 reasons WHY you should hire a professional calligrapher to help you make and design your wedding calligraphy.

wedding-calligraphy_Blue-sky-Papers

Wedding Calligraphy Adds a Personal Touch

Handwritten calligraphy adds a personal element to your wedding day, even when you hire someone to do it for you! Including handwritten elements into your wedding allows you to customize and personalize little details that your guest will appreciate.

Consider all the ways you can pull calligraphy elements into the over all design of your wedding. Get creative, not limiting yourself to only invitations. Pinterest is filled with great ideas for wedding calligraphy, like wedding vows (calligraphy looks beautiful in our vow books), place settings, centerpieces, bridal party gifts, welcome signs, etc.

wedding-calligraphy_Blue-sky-Papers

 

photo by Dawn Johnson

Time Savor

You wont regret hiring a trained professional to take over this element of your wedding. Choosing to incorporate calligraphy into the overall design of your wedding can be cumbersome, and a task that is best left to the professionals! You would be surprised at how long hand-calligraphed 50+ envelopes can take. If you are incorporating calligraphy into other aspects in your wedding, this small detail can quickly become time consuming and frustrating. Hiring a professional to do your wedding calligraphy will save you time and will help you achieve a clean and cohesive look.

wedding-calligraphy_Blue-sky-Papers

 

photo by Ashley Rae Photography

Wedding Calligraphy is Traditional and Timeless

Incorporating calligraphy into your wedding day is a timeless tradition. Back in the day, if you wanted wedding invites to send, they were handwritten by a calligrapher and engraved. Technology has advanced, making designing your own wedding invitations online almost instantaneous. However, taking the time to hire a professional to include calligraphy in your wedding invitation designs will give a custom and timeless feel to your wedding.

wedding-calligraphy_Blue-sky-Papers

 

photo by : Dawn Johnson

It Builds Excitement and Anticipation

When your guest receives their handwritten invitation from you, it will immediately show them the care and attention you are putting into every inch of planning your wedding day. It will not only charm them, but get them excited for what else you have planned.


wedding-calligraphy_Blue-sky-Papers

 

photo by Koby Brown

Good Investment for Family Heirloom

While obviously, your wedding invitations or wedding vows wouldn’t be passed down to be reused, they can be passed down to be treasured. Beautifully scripted wedding calligraphy looks like a work of art. You can repurpose it as just that, in a shadow box or store it safely in your wedding album to be admired for generations to come.