Handwritten Invitations: help me choose

In the 5th grade, I was awarded for having the best handwriting in the class. It brought lots of playground fame, like kids wanting me to forge their parents' signatures on fake notes (messed up 10-year-olds, no?)

Unfortunately I never became a calligrapher or a type designer, but I DO plan to handwrite our invites! To refresh your memory, I've got a while (14 months?) so I've got the time.

[Handwritten invitation in Martha Stewart Weddings, Number 45, Summer 2008. Notice the dog-ear in the right corner--I loved this idea from the start. This was a great issue, by the way.]

I've been playing around with my handwriting and scanned in these three samples. Our wedding will be a laid-back, summer vineyard wedding with a lot of handmade items and a bit of geeky quirkiness. Knowing that, which handwriting style do you like?

1. Roman: This is probably the closest thing to my actual handwriting. I have fun writing the "l's" and the "h's".

2. Funky: Reminds me of the Harry Potter font, but I like how it's a little fun and offbeat.

3. Cursive: This is the closest to the MS sample and looks the most "wedding" to me. My only concern is that people will have a hard time reading it.

I'm also toying around with a doodle of some sort to go along with the type--perhaps strawberries?


The Professional Bridesmaid said...

I love the 3rd one!!! Your handwriting is so neat. (My is atrocious due to the many years of typing.) Not sure if this link is helpful, http://www.yourfonts.com/, but it lets you create your own handwriting as a font. I know you plan on handwriting it (which is so cool!) but if you end up running out of time, check it out!

Mo said...

Oh wow--I did not know about this!
I actually just submitted the first roman font to Font for Peas (http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/how-to-get-your-handwriting-as-a-font/) but I'll take a look at the Font Generator in case that falls through. Thanks!

Krista said...

I agree - I like the 3rd one best. So cute and yet whimsical and fun!

blushingjoy said...

I like the 1st and the 3rd handwriting. Apart from the obvious cursive in the 3rd one, they look quite similar. I would love to handwrite my invites but I don't think I'll have the patience like you!

honey my heart said...

#3 is my fave. your hand writing is super pretty :) i love it when penmanship is neat.

anko said...

i like the 3rd one best too!!!

Luzel @ iDiY said...

Love the 3rd one!!

AmyJean said...

I think 1 or 3 are the best :)

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