(Closed) HELP~~ Cancelling Wedding Reception

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Are you looking at cancelling or postponing? 

Post # 4
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

A short hand written note that says “due to my dad’s passing we are canceling our wedding reception on

, we are hoping you understand. ( short and sweet).

I am so sorry for your loss.

Post # 5
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m very sorry for your loss!!! 🙁 I would probably email/facebook as many as possible and/or have a family member help spread the word. I would keep it short and simple;

Do the the recent loss of my dear father we have decided to cancel the reception on ______. We regret the inconvience.

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine what you must be going through right now.

Maybe instead of having it be a wedding reception, you could still hold a family get-together but turn it into a gathering to celebrate your father’s life? It could be a nice opportunity for your family to come together and remember him.

Post # 7
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m so sorry for your loss.  I would go with something like this.

Dear _______,

We want to thank you so much for your well wishes on our special day.  We were really looking forward to seeing you at the reception.  Sadly we have had a loss in our family and don’t feel like this is the right time for the event.  FI and I are choosing to cancel (or postpone if you think you might do something later) because we feel it is whats best for us and our family right now.  Please accept our regrets that wont be able to celebrate with you.


If anyone questions you, you can give more details as appropriate.  

Post # 11
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m sorry for your loss.

But I would like to add that if you have any guests that were traveling from out of town, I would call them and send a letter in case they need to cancel a flight or hotel room. 

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