You’ve cancelled the wedding, now the aftermath. A 2013 study by The Wedding Report found that 13 percent of engagements (about a quarter-million) don’t end in marriage. If a couple decides to break up after the invitations have been sent, the wedding planner has been hired, invites have been mailed and the honeymoon booked, unfortunately they face two daunting (and practical) tasks: letting their guests know the news and trying to recoup cash. When a wedding is canceled close enough to the date that it has been paid for in full, (for many that’s a figure in the $20,000-$30,000 range, or more) what are they and their families to do? There is a website, CanceledWeddings.com, which allows registered users to buy or sell discounted weddings or honeymoons. Or, others have looked to charity, holding a free party for the homeless or for underprivileged children when they could not recoup their deposits. To notify guests in a simple way, you can ask friends and family to help you mail a postcard letting them know of the wedding’s postponement/cancellation. It is an emotional time but with the support of your friends and loved ones, you will get through it. For the complete article, visit NYTimes.