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What You Need to Know About Planning a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon

By renee halgerson | Jul 19, 2014
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When you live in land-locked South Dakota, beaches are an even dreamier place to get married or take a honeymoon! If you’re considering either, this blog post is full of hints and ideas. Hiring a travel agent for this trip of a lifetime has huge benefits including decreasing your stress level and knowing the ins-and-outs…

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33 Ways to Make Your Wedding Memorable

By renee halgerson | Jul 15, 2014
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Planning a wedding comes with a million decisions. Before you get swept up by ideas you find in magazines, blogs and Pinterest, talk to your honey about what makes your relationship unique — and then start making decisions as a couple based on that. That will help you focus on creating a day that’s truly…

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What your Wedding Invitation Style Says About You: Tips for Looking Great on Paper

By Hitchstudio | Jul 8, 2014
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With days full of email, Facebook posts and Tweets, there’s something divine about receiving a beautifully custom-crafted wedding invitation in your mailbox. Invitations set the tone of your wedding, let your guests know what to expect, and introduce your wedding colors and theme. Invitations created by Hitch Design Studio are unique for each bride, capturing…

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How to Ask for Money on your Gift Registry (And Should You?)

By Hitchstudio | Jun 30, 2014
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The short answer? Yes, we think it’s okay. We shouldn’t forget that a wedding isn’t about collecting presents. It’s about celebrating your union with your friends and family. You should want to have the same ceremony and celebration even if nobody brought gifts at all. But, of course, people want to bring gifts, so is…

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12 Ways a Wedding Planner Helps You Save Money and Stress

By Hitchstudio | Jun 27, 2014
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There’s such a big buildup toward the wedding that a lot of engaged women put crazy pressure on themselves. Instead, stop and ask yourself, “How can I make this year as wonderful as my wedding and my future married life?” Love yourself enough to have fun and leave the pressure-ridden details to a wedding planner…

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Rustic, Burlap and Turquoise Wedding

By Hitchstudio | Jun 25, 2014
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It all started when Ryan proposed in a hot air balloon and Lisa (of course) said “yes”. She hired Hitch as a wedding coordinator for her rustic, burlap, mason jar and turquoise wedding — and we just had to include some hot air balloon elements into their reception! We love making each wedding very personal…

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Midwest Wedding Trends (#1 in a Series) — Trends We Already Love and Trends That Are Coming

By Hitchstudio | Jun 12, 2014
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It’s the inaugural “Midwest Wedding Trends” blog post! This series by Hitch Design Studio will continue with one post every six months listing new trends coming to the Midwest and trends that we already love — and think they should stick around. Drumroll please for the June, 2014 list… TRENDS WE PREDICT ARE COMING TO…

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Why (and When) to Write a Memorable Thank You Note for Weddings & Everyday

By Hitchstudio | Jun 7, 2014
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Thank you notes — don’t you love getting them? You open a hand-written note before any bill or catalog in your mailbox, right?! Well, there’s also lots of feel-good satisfaction in sending them. (Read “7 Reasons to Bring Back Thank You Notes”) How exactly can you write an unforgettable thank you note? Sometimes, it can…

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Wedding Coordinating for an Indian Wedding in Brookings, SD

By Hitchstudio | Jun 6, 2014
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May 31, 2014 was a first for me. I did a lot of research beforehand, but seeing everything in person was incredible. I had the absolute honor of coordinating and styling a wedding for a wonderful couple; the bride’s family was from India and the groom’s was American. Combining two cultures for an event like a…

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Over 200 Romantic Sayings, Bible Verses and Poems to Add to Your Wedding Invitation or Write in a Card

By Hitchstudio | Jun 3, 2014
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Using bible verses, poetry lines or loving phrases can make your wedding invitation more personal to you. When your guests open the envelope and read that little poetic addition to your invite, they will nod and say, “this is so them.” This bride (above) used two bible quotes on her sweet and romantic wedding invitation because…

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