GUIDELINES

  1. You need not explain the reason for canceling the wedding in detail. For those who were supposed to travel from a far off place, inform well in advance.
  2. Inform that the wedding is called off.
  3. You could briefly explain the reason to some of your friends if you see any necessity.
  4. Be sorry for the inconvenience caused.
  5. End with a positive note.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

I know you never saw this coming, but yes, we are holding off our wedding plans. The unexpected turn of events leads us to this decision. We will respectfully send back your early present, but you can also let it stay put as we might come up with a new date again, soon. Thank you and our heartfelt apologies.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -