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Ink Blue Wedding + Greenery Styled Shoot (and what Renee Bauman loves about being a wedding planner)

By renee halgerson | May 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

On a wedding day, I love the details. I love making sure things are just how you wanted them. From planning, to rehearsal, to the first look, to the ceremony and reception and cake cutting. We’ve talked about it all.  We are your partner for making sure your wedding day experience — for you and …

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How to Make Wedding Planning Fun, Not Frustrating

By renee halgerson | April 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

There are so many parts and pieces to wedding planning that sometimes it can feel like a full-time job. Before wedding planning gets time-consuming, stressful and frustrating, do these two things first: invest your time in a thorough wedding planning checklist and invest your money in a very experienced wedding planner. Here are other tips …

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What to Pack For Your Wedding Reception

By renee halgerson | April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Here it is! Everyone’s wedding reception is different. Some hired a decorator and wedding planner (like Hitch Studio) and some are DIYers. This all-inclusive list should be helpful for everyone when it comes to packing for your wedding reception: General Reception Items Cake server/knife (get engraved if you wish) Cake topper and cake stand Linens …

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How Our Hitch Studio Employee Retreats Improve Our Company Culture

By renee halgerson | April 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

I have a unique employee situation as a wedding planner and wedding decorator, so I feel like I need to do unique all-employee retreats to match that! The majority of my employees work from midnight until 1:30 a.m. and rarely do we do much “bonding” during that REALLY late night (except giggle at drunk people …

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25 Tips for Wedding Guest Etiquette

By renee halgerson | April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Being a guest at a wedding is so exciting! Likely, we’ve all broken a rule or two from this list, but it’s still good to review “The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Guest Etiquette”. Here they are…all 27 of them. DO be sure to RSVP right away (or at least before the deadline!) Don’t keep …

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What wedding style should you choose?

By renee halgerson | April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Planning a wedding is so exciting! Sometimes, though, it can be a stressful because there are so many decisions to make and a lot to think about. Determining a budget, date, venue, guest list, vendors, décor, dress, rings, and invitations are just some of the decisions you’ll be making during your engagement. One fun, but …

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Venue Spotlight: The Atrium at Blue Haven

By renee halgerson | April 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Atrium at Blue Haven in Sioux Falls is a new, modern, gorgeous wedding and event venue that just opened their doors in July, 2020. It’s big, bright, beautiful and uses a neutral palette of black and white and mixed metals (copper, gold and silver) to coordinate with any wedding hosted there. It really is …

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Sneak Peek #12: Questions to Ask Your Wedding Makeup and Hair Stylists

By renee halgerson | March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Part 12 of Hitch Studio’s Wedding Day Designer Sneak Peek series! This series includes sneak peeks of sections directly from the Wedding Day Designer! The Wedding Day Designer is our 148-page all-inclusive wedding planner, including checklists, timelines, tips, and more. Buy the full wedding planner HERE! QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLISTS: The …

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Sneak Peek #11: Questions to Ask Your Wedding Decorator

By renee halgerson | March 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Part 11 of Hitch Studio’s Wedding Day Designer Sneak Peek series! This series includes sneak peeks of sections directly from the Wedding Day Designer! The Wedding Day Designer is our 148-page all-inclusive wedding planner, including checklists, timelines, tips, and more. Buy the full wedding planner HERE! QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DECORATOR: Basics •    Is our …

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Sneak Peek #10: Questions to Ask Your Ceremony Venue

By renee halgerson | March 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Part 10 of Hitch Studio’s Wedding Day Designer Sneak Peek series! This series includes sneak peeks of sections directly from the Wedding Day Designer! The Wedding Day Designer is our 148-page all-inclusive wedding planner, including checklists, timelines, tips, and more. Buy the full wedding planner HERE! QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CEREMONY VENUE: The Basics •    …

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