We recently had a wedding shower for one of our girlfriends getting married next month with a small group of ladies and it was AWESOME. I'm now convinced this is the way to go and here's why:

  • Smaller groups of people allow for everyone to get to know each other. As long as there's a comfortable room, there will be comfortable people. Since you're all there to celebrate a friend you already have something in common.
  • Less people means it's more reasonable to serve super delicious food. It won't cost you an arm and a leg to feed 6 or 8 people vs. 20 people. This applies to wine and/or booze if you choose to serve alcohol.
  • Intimate crowds also makes it easier for whomever is HOSTING the shower. Cleaning up after fewer people rather than a couple dozen will keep the hostess at ease instead of her feeling like she needs to constantly pick up DURING the shower.

No matter what kind of shower you participate in this wedding season, the key is to have fun and remember that it's not only an opportunity to celebrate your friend but make some new ones too! Cheers.