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Excuse letter for not attending an event

An invite writes an excuse letter for failing to attend an event to the person/ organization inviting them for the specific event, informing them that you are unable to attend the event and the reasons why.

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You will agree with me that we do receive invitations either formal or informal to attend specific events.

These events range from meetings, interviews, weddings, anniversaries, exhibitions, etc. Though you desire to attend any event you have been to, at times, it is not possible to attend. To maintain good relationships and act professionally, it is ethical to write an excuse letter to express your regret for not attending the event.

It is essential to make sure that you have communicated your regrets in the best way possible and the right format. This can be easily done by using sample excuse letters. These letters will inform you of the language to use and the format.

Excuse letter Format

Blank excuse letter format for not attending an event

From…………..

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[Date]

 

To

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Ref: [subject]

 

Dear [Recipients name]

I write to express my regrets that I will not be able to attend your book launch that is planned to be held on [indicate the date].

Unfortunately, we will have a board meeting on the same day in our company offices that might take the whole day. I desired to be part of the event but kindly accept my apologies.

I wish you all the best in the book launch and believe that the book will impact many lives.

Yours,

[Signature] optional

[Senders name] [Designation] – Optional

[Company] – Optional

Excuse letter for failing to attend an event

If you fail to attend an event that you were invited to, it is essential to write an excuse letter.

From

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[Date]

 

To

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Re: [Subject]

 

Dear [Name of recipient]

Thank you for inviting me for [state the event]. I would have wished to be part of the event, but due to [state the reason if possible] I will not be available.

My prayer is that the event will be a great success. Kindly receive my apologies.

Sincerely,

[Signature] optional

[Name] [Designation] optional

[Company] optional

Excuse letter for missing a wedding

This letter is written to express regrets for not attending a wedding.

From

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[Date]

 

To

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Ref: Apology for missing your wedding

 

I acknowledge receipt of an invitation to attend your wedding that is planned to be held on [state the dates].

Unfortunately, I will be chairing our annual general meeting at our company. I desired to celebrate with you but kindly bear with me. I will make up by paying a visit to you once you are back from honeymoon.

I wish you and your spouse the best at the wedding, honeymoon and married life.

Yours faithfully

[Name of sender]

Excuse letter for failing to attend a party

This letter is written to express your desire to attend a party and the reasons why you can’t make to be available.

From

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[Date]

 

To

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Re: Apology for failing to attend the party

 

I write this letter to convey my sincere apologies for failing to attend the company’s end of year party that will be held on [state the date].

On the same day, I will be away for a leadership seminar in [state the venue]. I desired to attend the party to celebrate with the rest of the team this year’s achievements. Kindly pass my apologies to the rest.

I hope they will understand.

Yours

[Signature] optional

[Name] [Designation] optional

[Company] optional

Excuses for not attending an important meeting

This letter serves as an apology for failing to attend an important meeting that you were invited to.

From

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[Date]

 

To

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Ref: Apology for failing to attend a meeting

 

Allow me to pass my apologies for failing to attend the management meeting that was held on [state the dates].

I desired to be part of the meeting but unfortunately, I was unwell, and I had to see my doctor for a checkup. I have received the minutes of the meeting, and I will implement the resolutions passed.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Yours faithfully

[Signature] optional

[Name] [Designation] optional

[Company] optional

Excuse letter for not attending an interview

If you have received an invitation for an interview and you fail to attend due to one reason or another, it shows professionalism to write an excuse letter.

From

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[Date]

 

To

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Ref: Apology for failing to attend the interview

 

I take this chance to pass my apology for failing to attend the interview after receiving your invitation.

I had planned to attend the interview, but unfortunately, we were called for an urgent meeting by our director, and as a manager in the company I could not afford to miss the meeting. Kindly receive my apologies for any inconvenience caused.

I kindly request for another chance for the interview if possible.

You’re faithfully

[Signature] [Name]

Tips for writing an excuse letter for work

  • Be short and to the point. When writing an excuse letter for work avoid been too wordy. For example, you can state why you will miss work and for how long.
  • When writing the letter, offer to make up for the lost time. If you were working on a project, you could offer extra hours to work on the project.
  • Submit the letter immediately. The letter should be submitted as soon as possible to avoid any disciplinary actions taken against you.
  • If possible explain why you will be absent. This can help the recipient to understand why you missed the event.
  • Use the format used when writing business letters. This is important since it shows professionalism.