Sample letter explaining cancellation of a wedding


  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.


[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],

The wedding of Monica Webber and Tanner Newman has, unfortunately, been canceled. We hope you'll understand that sometimes through heartbreak, we find a new path that is suitable. Monica and Tanner feel this is the best thing for both of them, and we hope you can change your travel and hotel accommodations accordingly.

Our family appreciates your compassion and understanding during this difficult time.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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