My wedding is still 7 months away, but my bridesmaids have been asking me about what I want for my wedding shower. I live in Pittsburgh, as do my bridesmaids, and most of my family lives about 3.5hours away. My fiance's family lives about 1.5 hours away. Who should I invite to the shower? Just my Pittsburgh guests, or people who would have to travel? The reason I'm asking is this - I don't really have a lot of girlfriends in Pittsburgh. I have my three bridesmaids, and 7 other girls who I'm inviting to the wedding. I do, however, have quite a few guy friends. Would an all-girls shower be too small with that guest list, or should I just go with it and have an intimate event? The other option would be to have a couples shower, which with his friends would make it probably 25 guests including the bridal party and our parents.
What are your thoughts? I do plan on consulting with my bridesmaids on this, but wanted to get some opinions first. What exactly happens at a couples shower? Can I still expect goofy games and lots of fun?