The Best Free Romantic Fonts
From swoonworthy scripts to elegant serifs, these tantilising typefaces all have one thing in common: they’re heart-stoppingly romantic. Perfect for wedding stationery or event invitations, RSVP cards or wedding invites, these free romantic fonts offer an alternative to traditional calligraphy or expensive custom typefaces.
All of the fonts featured below are completely free to download as commercial fonts, meaning you can use them on all types of projects with no need to pay for a licence.
A modern serif typeface with an 18-weight family, two weights are available to download for free from here. High-contrast characters and a tall x-height give this elegant font an airy, breezy feel. Subtly romantic, this is a good choice for giving brand designs or ads a quietly romantic mood.
If you’re looking for a hand-drawn font that feels natural and authentic, Reey is a great choice for giving romantic designs a casual personality. Try Reey in place of handwritten text or more formal calligraphic styles to invest your designs with easygoing romance.
3. Playfair Display
Playfair Display is a transitional serif typeface inspired by 18th century type styles. A display font that’s suitable for large-scale designs, this classically romantic typeface can be used to give an old-fashioned quality to posters, websites or social media posts.
Created by David Rakowski, Harting mimics the result of typing with a secondhand typewriter, with jaunty letterforms and low-ink texture. Characterful and romantic with an authentic vintage personality, Harting can give your designs the wistful feel of a wartime letter.
5. Cormorant Garamond
A supremely elegant serif font developed by Christian Thalmann of Catharsis Fonts, Cormorant Garamond consists of 9 weights and styles that range from Light to Bold Italic, giving your projects plenty of versatility. This is the ideal typesetting font for romantic-themed projects, from books to wedding invitations.
Fondamento and Fondamento Italic are simplified calligraphic typefaces based on the writing style developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century. Clear and legible, the font has a quietly romantic personality, and makes an excellent alternative to more elaborate French-inspired calligraphic fonts.
7. Mrs Saint Delafield
Mrs Saint Delafield is inspired by the tradition of hand-lettering and calligraphy in America in the early 20th century. From the early 1930s until World War II there were around 200 professional hand letterers working in New York City alone. This free script font pays tribute to this golden era of hand-lettered invitations and calling cards. It has an exaggerated slant, giving Mrs Saint Delafield an exceptionally feminine and romantic style.
Inspired by neon signage, Neonderthaw helps you to channel the edgy romantic style of Tracy Emin light installations, giving your designs an artful mood. Enhance the light-up mood with neon color palettes and dark, inky backgrounds.
An inline, hand-lettered font with a mid-century character, Sacramento is informal and easy-going, making it perfect for designs that need to feel intimate and warm. Created by Astigmatic, Sacramento is a characterful alternative to more formal script typefaces.
10. IM Fell English SC
Named after the typefaces created by Dr. John Fell who was Bishop of Oxford and Dean of Christ Church in the mid-17th century, IM Fell English SC is a digital font imbued with traditional character. If you want to typeset a Jane Austen-esque letter to your intended, this free typeface will give your text an old-fashioned romantic character.