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8 Fall-Themed Wedding Favors to Delight Your Guests

8 Fall-Themed Wedding Favors to Delight Your Guests

What’s not to love about an elegant Fall wedding? Beautifully changing leaves and pleasantly cool temperatures bring an earthy element to the celebration that can’t be replicated at any other time of the year.

It’s no surprise that August, September, and October are the most popular months to plan a wedding in the United States. Exploring fall-themed wedding favors may be one of the most fun activities a bride and groom do during their planning phase. So if you’re planning a Fall wedding and have yet to select your favors, consider these classic seasonal options.

1. Fragrant Soaps

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    While it’s common for party favors to go unused, fresh soaps are a practical and useful gift that any kind of guest can appreciate. Choose fragrances, colors, and packaging that accompany the season to fully deliver on this wedding favor.

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    2. Wood Carvings

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      These leafy favors are simplistic, elegant and the perfect leafy gift for Fall. If you’re searching for personalized wedding favors, these tiny wood-carvings are etched with custom names and dates to give your guests a sense of personal appreciation. They’re also a memorable and decorative keepsake your guests can take home with them.

      3. Maple Syrup

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        While it may seem out of the ordinary to give syrup as a wedding favor, what better gift than a sweet Fall treat your guests can easily enjoy at home? This pure Vermont maple syrup comes in a cute leaf bottle with a personalized tag. They’re visually stimulating and can serve double as eye-catching table decor.

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        4. Mason Jars

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          Mason jars are a smart choice for fall-themed wedding favors because you can use them in a variety of ways. Fill them with recipe ingredients for Fall favorites like hot chocolate, or fill them with mints or other small treats. You can also paint mason jars with Fall colors and fill them with flowers for each table of guests. These are a beautiful choice for wedding and bridal shower favors alike.

          5. Tree Souvenirs

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            These versatile little favors aren’t just trinkets, but can be used as Christmas tree ornaments, bookmarks, or simple wall hangings. Different guests can use their favors in whatever unique way they’d like. The classic silver, gold, and pearl colors can mesh well with a variety of wedding color schemes.

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            6. Glass Vials

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              The most common complaint you’ll hear about Fall is that it doesn’t last long enough before the frigid Winter temperatures set in. These adorable glass vials capture elements of Fall for your guests to enjoy year-round. Pine cones are an effective choice if you’re going for a more natural vibe.

              7. Kindling Candles

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                Here’s yet another favor that takes an earthy and simplistic approach. Perfect for the fireplace, these little kindling bundles will give your guests a sense of warmth to last throughout the cold seasons. They also serve to jazz up a boring candle display, and if you’re feeling crafty, you can even make these yourself for a minimal cost.

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                8. Caramel Apples

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                  Depending on the date of your wedding, caramel apples can be a timely and delicious surprise for your guests. At first thought, they may seem too Halloween-ish to be suitable, but the right design changes everything. They can be decorated with Fall colors or even bride-and-groom-themed. It’s doubtful your guests have ever had such fancy and indulgent caramel apples in their lifetime.

                  9. Smores Kits

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                    Fall is never complete without a bonfire outing. Even if your wedding won’t feature this, a wedding smores kit is the ideal gift to ensure your guests have everything they need to create their own. You can make this favor yourself or purchase premade sets including gram crackers, marshmallows, chocolate, and matches.

                    Hopefully, these will spark your imagination as to what kind of creative Fall favors exist. But don’t be afraid to make your own – there are a variety of how-tos to help you save money and customize your Fall-themed wedding favors.

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                    Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                    7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                    7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                    Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                    Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                    1. Exercise Daily

                    It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                    If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                    Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                    If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                    2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                    Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                    One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                    This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                    3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                    Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                    Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                    Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                    4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                    Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                    The basic nutritional advice includes:

                    • Eat unprocessed foods
                    • Eat more veggies
                    • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                    • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                    Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                      5. Watch Out for Travel

                      Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                      This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                      If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                      6. Start Slow

                      Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                      If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                      7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                      Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                      My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                      If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                      I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                      Final Thoughts

                      Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                      Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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