Nobody ”˜Scept You: The Day Before the Day Before

The Thursday before our wedding was the kick-start to our wedding weekend. I woke up feeling pretty relaxed, but it quickly evolved into a ridiculously stressful day. Our venue did not have an event the night before our wedding, so they graciously offered to let us set up on Thursday.

Before venue setup could begin I had a dentist appointment and I needed to pick up Bridesmaid Fashionista from the airport. As soon as Bridesmaid Fashionista had been picked up (and fed) the rest of our mini army showed up at my parents’ house to help us pack the cars. It took 11 people 15 minutes to load five cars. It was sheer madness, and as much as I love my mom (and her incredible amount of help) she was driving me a little crazy with the drill sergeant like way of ordering our friends around. The minute Mr. Scepter and I got in the car I promptly started crying my eyes out. I’m still not sure why, but I knew I needed a break from all the madness. Once all of the water bottles, coolers, candles, candle holders, chalkboard frames, buckets, program fans, and everything else we had spent a year making and/or buying was unloaded, a little weight started to lift off my chest.

It was a little crazy to watch the elements of our reception come together, but when it was finished I absolutely loved it. After the venue was set up, I grabbed Bridesmaid Fashionista and went to have the only “alone time” I could fit in, which consisted of the two of us running to the mall to pick up some last-minute gifts for my parents.

At the end of the day I was absolutely exhausted, so Bridesmaid Fashionista decided to cheer me up by giving Mr. Scepter and me our wedding gift. (Which for the record was one of my favorite gifts.) The first part of her awesome gift played into my love of board games:


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The game alone would have been the perfect gift, but then Bridesmaid Fashionista solidified herself as best gift giver ever, by gifting us these amazing shirts:


Me, Bridesmaid Fashionista, and Mr. Scepter (Personal photo)

If you have ever watched HIMYM, I am willing to bet you get the reference. How were the final few days before your wedding?



Mrs. Scepter

Wedding Date:
July 2012
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  1. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 3:30 pm

    CAH is the best game ever! Awesome wedding present!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:44 pm

    Cards Against Humanity is the best game ever!!!

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    MrsFutureG 1696 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:03 pm

    You two rock. HIMYM references and CAH. CAH was how I knew my fiance was a keeper. He gave it to me for our 7 year anniversary. You don’t know me, but rest assured that it pretty much me in a box.

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    Marry Jane 368 posts, Helper bee @ 4:06 pm

    Cards Against Humanity is the best game ever!!! :)

  5. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:09 pm

    Oh, Mrs. Scepter! Lots of hugs to pre-wedding you!!! I experienced many of those same emotions so definitely can empathize. We don’t have CAH (yet!), but it’s in line with our humor. Maybe I’ll surprise Mr. PaC with it for the holidays.

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:19 pm

    those shirts are amazing and I love CAH. Those are two amazing gifts

  7. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:29 pm

    Love those shirts! And, I can’t believe I’ve never played CAH, it totally sounds like my kind of game :)

  8. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:29 pm

    No way!
    I keep telling we’re making one of those “rocking it since” shirts,!

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:18 am

    CAH!!! OMG I LOVE THAT GAME. We got to play with one of the creators at PAX Prime this year. Really cool group of guys.

  10. scepter Member
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 7:23 am

    @whomajigi: Hahaha, that game is a good chunk of our relationship in a box : )
    @Mrs. Meerkat: Sooooooo jealous!

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:08 am

    cards against humanity is hilarious. best ever and I don’t really like games usually. I will always say yes to playing this one tho!

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    MissCanyon 212 posts, Helper bee @ 10:12 am

    CAH is awesome and I promise you that playing it as charades is an even awesomer (is that a word?) way to play. Nothing beats seeing someone trying to act out ‘Death by Steven Seagal’.

  13. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:18 pm

    OH MY GOD amazing gifts!!! My new goal in life is to be as good of a gift give as Fashionista!

  14. scepter Member
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 5:58 pm

    @MissCanyon: Best idea ever. I am going to try and make some of our friends try that with us this weekend!
    @Mrs. Fox: I know! I am completely jealous of Fahionista’s gift giving awesomeness.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:09 am

    Best gifts ever, seriously. What a kickass friend. <3

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