Leave Application for Marriage – Sample Letters & Tips

Usually a leave application for marriage is submitted by an employee to the boss or management to apply for days of absence due to the wedding.

Although most companies allow a certain number of days for marriage, most may require a formal application for the marriage leave. This letter could serve as a cover letter to the wedding leave application of the company.

As it is a leave application letter, the reason for which you are taking the leave should be explained in a clear way.

In this case, as it is a ‘marriage leave application’ you need to mention the details like how many days you need leave and if you are inviting your colleagues asking permission on their behalf to attend the marriage.

In the end, mention you are expecting a positive reply as it is an application letter and thank you them in advance.

Tips to write a leave application for marriage

Tips to write marriage leave request –

  • As the letter will address the higher authorities in office, it should use the formal tone and should be  concise.
  • All details needs to be filled correctly so that your boss is aware when you are taking leave.
  • Ask if more information required on your end.
  • Before writing letter, speak to your direct supervisor and discuss the leave details.

Sample Marriage Leave Letter:

The following is a sample of Marriage Leave application letter
Sample 01


Edna O’Brien,
QA Executive,
Thornton Sound Systems.



Mr. Bob Seymour,
HR Manager,
Thornton Sound Systems.

Subject: Marriage Leave application

Dear Sir,

I am writing to submit the above mentioned leave application for your kind approval and processing.

I, Edna O’Brien, am working as a QA Executive in your company since 2009. I am writing this letter to apply leave for eight days as I intend to get married on February 14, 2011, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. As it is the company rule to fill a leave form for leave, enclosed is a copy of the company’s leave form for marriage which I have duly filled up.

I shall be taking my marriage entitlement leave of 3 days from February 9-11, 2011 with five days of my annual leave, from February 14-18, 2011. February 12, 13, 19 and 20 are weekends. As my number of leave days are within the limit of annual leave, I think you have no problem with my leave application.

Hence, I shall only be reporting to work on February 21, 2011. My boss, Mr. Henry Majors, is aware of my leave plans and we have worked out my work responsibilities during my absence. As all the alternatives for the work have been done in my absence, I hope to hear a favorable reply from you soon so that I can proceed with my marriage preparations as you know huge work has to be done.

I want my team colleagues to attend for my marriage so kindly give a three-hour permission to them for attending my marriage. Thank you for your kind cooperation. Hope you would react positively in this situation.

Yours Sincerely,


Sample 02


Jennifer D’Silva
Advertising Management Head
Global Advertising Agency
New Delhi

Date: January 11th, 2016


Anupam Sinha

Head of Human Resource Department
Global Advertising Agency
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Subject: Request for leave

My name is Jennifer D’Silva and I am the head of the Advertising Management Department of Global Advertising Agency. I have a wedding coming up in my family of my elder brother on the 28th of January, 2016. I would like to request the management to allow me to take a leave from the office from the 25th of January to 30th of January, 2016 as I would have to be present in all the functions of my brother’s wedding.

A Project Presentation has to be done on the 27th of January by the Advertising Management department which I was supposed to head, but as I mentioned before, I would not be available on that date and thus, would like my colleague, Ashwin Jain, of my department to take my place in the meeting. I have already briefed him on the Project, but in case of any queries, you can contact me on my personal cell number that I have already provided with my Assistance, Nandini Tripathi.

I would like to kindly request you to process my application for leave and let me make use of my 1 week of paid leave that I have still left for this business year

Looking forward to a positive reply from your side and thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer D’Silva

Advertising Management Head
Global Advertising Agency