Disaster averted! we're going to go out for happy hour drinks after work the weekend before instead. If I didn't already really like my job, I sure would now. It probably helps that at least one woman on the committee said she'd be hiding under the table and would have to be dragged kicking and screaming if a bridal shower was held.
I have never been to a bridal (or baby) shower before, and I'd hate to break that record by having to attend my own. Besides, for a library, we have a fair number of male employees, and making them endure a wedding shower would be even crueler than making ME attend one.