Bijou Wedding Venues' Tip of the Month: Planning your wedding guest list

06 Feb 2018

Expert advice when it comes to finding, booking and planning your wedding at your dream wedding venue, brought to you each month by Bijou Wedding Venues

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The experts at Bijou Wedding Venues return for their second 'tip of the month' this year and in this instalment, advise on how to draw up your wedding guest list. 

February top wedding venue tip: Planning your wedding guest list 

Before starting your wedding venue search, it is advisable to sit down as a couple and discuss how many guests you would like to invite to your wedding. Start by making a rough list of friends and family members for each side.

You may also want to consider having a separate evening wedding guest list at this stage. Adding your ‘day guest’ list together should give you a rough figure of how many people you’ll be inviting to your wedding which will be a great start when it comes to finding an appropriate wedding venue. Wedding venues will always share their minimum and maximum guest capacities with you. If you don’t meet the minimum requirement you will more than likely end up paying a supplement, but when it comes to maximum numbers you won’t be able to exceed them.

When you visit wedding venues you should be able to imagine how your guest numbers should fit within the space provided. Browse through real wedding stories on the venue’s website to gain a sense of space or take a virtual tour around the venue before and after you visit to remind yourselves of what the venue looks like. 

About Bijou Wedding Venues:

Bijou owns and operates some of the most beautiful luxury exclusive-use country house wedding venues in the South East of England. Notley Abbey on the Buckinghamshire-Oxfordshire border, Silchester House on the Berkshire-Hampshire border, Cain Manor on the Surrey-Hampshire border, and Botleys Mansion in Surrey are the main UK venues within the portfolio. For more information, visit


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