My first thought was that I did not want to have a "traditional" bridal shower. I wanted to have a nice sit-down lunch with a group of friends/family and not have the pressures of silly games and the hour-long process of opening gifts.
Then, I found out that this notion would completely offend my fiance's side of the family. His mom and sister were very upset about the notion of not have a full-out bridal shower.
Is there a good way to "meet-in-the-middle"?
P.S. My fiance's side of the family has approx. 33 women & girl guests (his mom gave me a guest list). She also said she would help pay for the shower.