Family Only Shower Question
I'm hosting a family bridal shower for my nephew's bride to be. I e-mailed a list of our family members to my sister (nephew's mom), asking her to look it over to see if I had missed anyone. The room I reserved holds 32 people for 4 hours, and I had figured 25 from our side, probably 10 from the Bride's side, and 5-8 won't show. My sister took her list, which was about 8 more people, then added another 15 of the nephew's personal friends and their mothers (he has known these people since he was about 10). So now my sister thinks we are inviting 50 people, about 5 won't show. I'm concerned that the bride's side will be intimidated by the showing of all these women who AREN'T FAMILY MEMBERS, will be confused, and by the end of the shower, won't know who's who, even with name tags. I've gently tried to tell my sister that these people are not family, but she keeps saying that they won't be invited to another shower. I keep saying that's not my problem.....THEY AREN'T FAMILY. I want the bride's family to get to know the grooms family. Not the grooms family and 20 other people! I don't think we'll have enough time, either, and I can't book more. Any advice?