Write a Letter to Your Friend Expressing Your Inability to Attend His Brother's Marriage

Informal letter writing is a very significant part of English writing skills. Though informal letters are now being quite obsolete with time, still many Institutions choose these kinds of letters as a part of testing their students’ English comprehension ability.

Informal letters are mainly written for personal purposes. In today’s session, you’ll learn how to write a letter to your friend expressing your inability to attend his brother's marriage. So, let’s get started. 

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Example 1

Question: Suppose your friend invited you to his brother’s marriage. But due to the lockdown going on in your area, you’ll not be able to attend the ceremony. Write a letter to your friend in this context. 

Hints: Glad for marriage- Nostalgia- Pandemic- Containment zone- Local lockdown imposed- Unable to come- Unsafe- Conclusion

Barin Ghosh Street, Kathgodam
Kolkata: 700012

September 11, 2021

Dear Ranjan,

I have just received the last letter you wrote to me. In the letter, you informed me about your brother’s marriage and asked me to come.

I am so glad to know that your brother is getting married within just a month. It seems like yesterday we saw him as our senior in the school. I remember, he used to guide us, help us with our homework. I am very happy for him. But unfortunately, I will not be able to attend his marriage ceremony. As you know the nationwide pandemic is going on, our locality has been identified as a containment zone. That’s why a lockdown has been imposed for an indefinite period. We are not being able to go out of our house without medical purposes. And, I think, it will not be safe to come to attend the ceremony from such a covid containment zone. 

Please don’t mind. I am so sorry that I am not being able to attend our brother’s marriage. I promise I will visit your place after the pandemic gets over.

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Your dear friend,
Animesh Baidya


Example 2

Question: You will be unable to attend the marriage ceremony of your friend’s brother as one of your family members has fallen sick. Write a letter to your friend informing him about it. 

Hints: Brother’s marriage- Wishing him happy marriage life-Regards- Unable to attend the ceremony- Family member fell sick- Condition severe- Grief- Conclusion

2/61 Mukundapur
South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

June 23, 2021

Dear Ruchira,

In your last letter, you have let me know about your brother’s marriage next month. Through this letter, I want to express my grief that I will not be able to attend the ceremony due to some unfortunate circumstances. 

First of all, I am very much glad to know about your brother’s marriage. I wish him a very happy and prosperous married life. My warm regards will always be with him. To be honest, I was eagerly waiting for this marriage. I hope, you remember how much we had planned about it when we met last time. But as you know, the health condition of my grandfather is not as good as others. He has several health problems. Recently, he suffered from a major heart attack and we had to admit him to the local hospital. Currently, he’s out of danger but still, we have to keep him under close observation as advised by the doctors. 

Please don’t mind. I hope you will understand my situation. I’ll definitely visit you after my grandfather’s recovery.

Your loving friend
Ashit Hore


Example 3

Question: Write a letter to your friend by letting him know that you will not be able to attend his brother’s marriage ceremony as your exam dates are clashing. 

Hints: Happy for marriage- Exam dates clashing- No chance of revision in date- Unable to come- Grief- Best wishes and regards- Conclusion

11 Andul Road, Dakshinpara
Howrah

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February 18, 2021

Dear Ratul,

Through the last letter you sent to me, I have come to know about your brother’s marriage. This letter to you is my response to this beautiful news. 

I am so happy that your brother is getting married within a couple of months. He is such a great person. In the letter you sent, you invited me to attend the ceremony. Believe me, nobody is more eager than me to attend your brother’s marriage. But my upcoming school exam dates are clashing with your brother’s marriage dates. I have even asked my teachers whether the date of exams has any chance to be revised or not. But, I got no positive response. So, unfortunately, I think I will not be able to attend your brother’s marriage due to this issue. 

Please don’t mind about it. I will still try to attend the ceremony if any further revision happens with the exams’ dates. Send him my best wishes and warm regards for his upcoming marriage life. 

Your best friend,
Sabina Khatun


Example 4

Question: You’ll not be able to attend the invitation to the marriage ceremony of your friend’s brother. Write a letter to your friend explaining the reasons behind your inability. Make use of the following hints.

Hints: Happy for the marriage- Pandemic going- Public transport closed- No ticket- Unable to come- Best wishes and regards- Conclusion

88/7, East Station Road,
Belgharia
Kolkata: 700110

December 11, 2020

Dear Supratim,

In your last letter, you have invited me to your dear brother’s marriage ceremony. But it is my bad luck that I will not be able to attend his marriage. Please don’t be mad at me. Let me explain my reasons in this letter.

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After I got your letter, I just rushed to the train ticket counter and looked for a ticket to your house. But as you know that the nationwide pandemic is going on and that’s why there is no inter-state train running. I've even tried other modes of transport. But due to the local lockdowns, all public transport activities have been stopped. I am so sad that I’m not able to attend the ceremony. So, through this letter, I want to wish your brother a happy marriage life and warm regards for his upcoming days.

Please don’t mind anything. I will still try to come to the ceremony if  I manage to collect a ticket to your house within the next week.

Best wishes and regards,
Arindam Ghosh


That was all about our presentation on writing a letter to your friend expressing inability to attend his brother's marriage. In the session above, I have tried to prevent a holistic overview of the topic and explained the context from four different aspects. Hopefully, this session has helped you and you’ll be able to write such letters on your own. If you still have any doubts, post them in the comment section below.

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