My mom, MIL, and SIL are in the very early stages of planning my shower. My MIL and SIL are going to invite who they want from their side, and my mom and I are figuring out my side. In general it's pretty much going to be family at this shower, with two or three of my friends. (I don't have many close friends.)
I also am part of a performing dance group that has about 25 - 30 women. I've been with this group for 8 years. We see each other once a week to practice for about 7 months of the year. I only see these women at our practices and performances though. I don't really socialize with them outside of practice. So I'm not sure if it will come across gift grabby to invite some of them.
I was thinking about inviting 6 or 7 women that have been in this group since before I was there, so I've known them for 8 years. These are the women I've known the longest and talk to the most at practice. I also remember that I invited these particular women to my wedding 5 years ago and they all came. I know showers are a lot different than weddings though. I just can't remember if I invited these people to my bridal shower...I don't think I did.
There's also 3 or 4 other women in the group that I'm friendly with at practice but I haven't known them as long (maybe 3 or 4 years). So I'm not sure if I should invite none of them, just the ones in the first group I mentioned, or both groups. What would you do?