Accommodating wedding planners, decorators, and invitation designers specializing in simple elegance. 

Serving Midwest couples from Brookings, South Dakota.

It’s all about how you made them feel. That’s the heartbeat of what we do at Hitch Studio.

For you, it’s the way your guests feel on your wedding day — welcomed, ready to celebrate, and knowing you thought of every detail.

For us, it’s the way YOU feel on your wedding day — loved, calm, and completely full of joy, knowing you didn’t miss out on any time with family and friends.

We promise to be the most accommodating wedding planners, decorators, and designers who will focus on the details of your wedding — so you can enjoy the moments of your marriage.

Serving South Dakota and beyond from our office in Brookings.

Don’t want to miss a detail while planning your wedding? Hoping to avoid the overwhelm? This wedding planner guide is 158-pages FULL of monthly checklists, sample timelines, example invitation wording, photography shot lists, speech tips, questions to ask your vendors, and more. Buy yours here.

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"Hitch was amazing for making sure my big day ran smoothly. They did all the behind-the-scenes work and made sure everything was exactly how I envisioned."




View our wedding planning packages designed to make your day stress-free.



View our wedding invitations —
the perfect way to coordinate the style of your wedding.

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Wow, love it!! We thoroughly enjoy working with you and your team. You always put on amazing events and make our items look great! Looking forward to working with you some more!!

— Matt Gappa, Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals

Renee Bauman, Owner and Certified Wedding Planner, Hitch Studio

Why should you choose Hitch Studio? What REALLY Sets Us


  • Each of our wedding planners are certified in wedding planning, venue management, and are ordained to officiate a ceremony.
  • We specialize in the decorating. We set up all the décor, take it down at the end of the night — plus you get to use all our décor for FREE!
  • We can design your stationery so your whole day has a cohesive look and feel.
  • We take pictures of the decor on your wedding day so you receive a gallery of “Pinterest-worthy” edited photos.
  • Our wedding worksheets are friendly and easy.
  • We also gift you with a free Wedding Day Designer, our stylish 158-page wedding planning book full of timelines and checklists.

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You have the vision. We make it happen.


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You’re busy and your time is valuable. Hitch Studio can save you hundreds of hours of work by recommending dependable vendors, decorating your ceremony and reception, taking it all down at the end of the evening, putting on those chair covers or picking up a special delivery, and just knowing those little details that may have taken you by surprise. Take those hours of your life back so you can share a little more love, not stress.


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If you don’t really have an eye for centerpiece design, that’s fine! We’ll show you options for decor and you pick what you love! The best part? It’s completely FREE. That’s right. All the décor in our collection is included for styling your wedding. We bring it all, set it all up, and take it all down at the end of the evening, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. No returning rentals or storing/selling decorations afterwards. You can just show up and shine as people compliment your beautiful wedding reception.



We go far beyond your expectations on your wedding day. We know what to do if questions arise or the unexpected happens. We’ll help guide your timeline of the day and help you with that feeling of overwhelm along the way. We’ll ask the questions you haven’t even thought to ask yet. You can take a deep breath because we just know. We’ve talked about it.



Hitch Studio

Renee Bauman may be the owner of Hitch Studio, but she certainly doesn’t do it alone. Started in 2014, her team of four Certified Wedding Planners and 40+ part-time associates have been a part of over 100 Hitch weddings. We would be honored to help with yours.

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"They do it all from invitations to decorating, to planning. Everything! It was definitely a stress relief as the bride."


How to get Started:

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    Step 1: Book A Consultation

    Download our welcome kit and fill out our contact form to schedule a time to meet with Hitch Studio and ask all your questions!

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    Step 2: Sign The Contract

    Choose your level of service, then a 50% down payment and your signature saves your date in our calendar to make it official!

  • 3

    Step 3: Discovery

    We’ll meet several times to talk about your wedding details, style, décor, and centerpiece showcase! (2 Carat Level or higher).

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    Step 4: Relax

    You’ve got Hitch on your side. All you need to do now is GET MARRIED!


We may be the perfect match if:

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    If you don't have an eye for design or details. Hitch knows where things go, who is supposed to be where and when, how you wanted the room set up, etc. We’ll handle the stress so you can enjoy every. minute. of. your. day.

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    If you can’t get into your venue until the day of your wedding. Don’t stress. The Hitch team can set up and take down your centerpieces and head table decorations!

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    If you have some special/complex/BIG dreams for designs, decorations, or installations, let our experienced team figure it out. We can find a way!

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    If you have too many people (Moms? Aunts? Personal attendants?) who want to lead your day. If you need someone to find a friendly and polite way to delegate tasks, hire Hitch. You may have the helpers, but we have the leadership skills…and YOUR best wishes at heart.

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"I look back and smile! I had no worries and just got to enjoy my wedding knowing everything was in very capable hands!"



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