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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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                    How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                    How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                    You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                    We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                    The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                    Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                    1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                    Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                    For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                    • (1) Research
                    • (2) Deciding the topic
                    • (3) Creating the outline
                    • (4) Drafting the content
                    • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                    • (6) Revision
                    • (7) etc.

                    Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                    2. Change Your Environment

                    Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                    One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                    3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                    Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                    Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                    My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                    Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                    4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                    If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                    Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                    I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                    5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                    I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                    Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                    As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                    6. Get a Buddy

                    Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                    I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                    7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                    This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                    For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                    8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                    What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                    9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                    If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                    Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                    10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                    Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                    Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                    11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                    At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                    Reality check:

                    I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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