Pretty Fonts with Glyphs

The glyph discussion is not new on Weddingbee. I was personally first introduced to them by Mrs. Licorice here, and ever since, have been smitten. But I thought I’d bring it up again now that I’m fresh off of finishing my friend Robin’s invites!

If you’re unfamiliar with the glyph palette, then here’s a quick layman’s rundown. There are certain fonts out there that allow you to “manipulate” certain (or all) of the letters in the alphabet, to create a customized look for your words. The result is a really custom look for any set of letter combinations, that can be switched up to create a variety of different looks for the same word. A better definition of the glyph palette is here. So, for instance, using the font Burgues Script and the word “Penguin”, you can get the word to look different, tens of times over if you’d like:


There are a bunch of fonts out there that have glyphs, but here are a few of my favorites:



Candy Script


Ministry Script


Burgues Script


Buffet Script


Bickham Script


To access a font’s glyphs (if it has them), you’ll need Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, or QuarkXPress 7.0. I think all these design products have limited trial access, so if you don’t own them, you can still get anywhere from a 30-90 day trial of them for free, and get your invites done in that time period! The fonts are unfortunately ridiculously expensive though, but I’ve used the ones I have a lot, and find it hard to use any others because these are so cool. 🙂

Which is your favorite? Candy Script makes me instantly happy any time I use it!


Mrs. Penguin

Northern California
Wedding Date:
June 2008
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    Mrs. Mouse 7058 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 11:59 pm

    Candy Script is awesome! It reminds me of all the posters and cards I used to draw with markers in high school. 🙂

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    Tisa, Guest @ 9:08 am

    Hi ladies!! I know this is a little behind the times but a great place to get free fonts is It is in Czech but you can use google translator to read it. They have hundreds of free fonts. Enjoy!!

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    The Invites Have Left the Building | Weddingbee, Guest @ 12:00 pm

    […] font from our save the dates. I felt it necessary to balance it with a script font that contained glyph-like elements. Apparently Mr Pretzel has something against swirly script fonts and the “Great […]

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    Best of the ‘Bee - DIY Save the Dates How To | Weddingbee, Guest @ 4:23 pm

    […] Feel Script font since Mrs. Lemon shared a sample in a post a while ago. Feel Script is one of the glyph fonts that Pengy wrote about the other day. To complement the Feel Script, I used Garamont, which is just […]

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    ulises, Guest @ 11:36 am

    excelente font

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    Asia_Leone 253 posts, Helper bee @ 3:06 pm

    Mrs. Penquin,

    I just purchased the font Burgues Script. Can you show me how to use the glyph in Illustrator?

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    Asia_Leone 253 posts, Helper bee @ 3:06 pm

    Mrs. Penquin,

    Can you pleaseeee show me how to use the glyph in Illustrator for Burgues Script font?

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    Burberry Handbags, Guest @ 2:29 am

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    Tootsietails, Guest @ 11:44 am

    To use glyphs in illustrator go to Type > Glyphs. A panel should appear with all the glyphs the font contains.

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