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Trendy, Custom, Unique Wedding Centerpieces & Decorating from Hitch in Brookings, SD

By renee halgerson | February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hitch has the honor of working with lots of amazing couples getting married. The biggest day of your life is one of our favorite days as well! We LOVE what we do. We are wedding planners, decorators, stylists and coordinators. We want to bring our passion to your wedding — and lower your stress level […]

More Than Just Wedding Invitations: Where and How to Include Other Wedding-Related Information

By renee halgerson | February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

If your wedding has become a full weekend parade of activities, you’re likely going to need a few more invitations or insert cards to clearly communicate the schedule of events. At Hitch Design Studio in Brookings, South Dakota, we specialize in wedding planning, décor and invitation design. We’d love to help you create a beautiful, […]

Hitch Design Studio’s one-year celebration! February 6, 2015

By Hitchstudio | February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A year ago, the path was uncertain, but the goal was unwavering. Hitch Design Studio was going to establish itself in the city of Brookings, SD as the go-to store for well-designed retail shopping, graphic design, web design, wedding planning and stationery design. We hope we’ve made our mark here in Brookings, but we always […]

Should you include a wedding registry on your wedding invitation?

By renee halgerson | January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hitch Design Studio specializes in Midwest wedding etiquette, so our official opinion about including a gift registry as part of your wedding invitation is, drum roll please… YES, you can! Now, before you gasp, hear us out. When it comes to listing a gift registry on an insert card as part of your wedding invitation, […]

Tacky or Tactful: “No Gifts, Please” listed on a wedding invitation?

By renee halgerson | January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to, it is not proper wedding etiquette to list “No gifts, please” on a wedding invitation. They state, “The moment you mention gifts, you put an emphasis on gifts, which is the opposite of your intent.” At Hitch Design Studio in Brookings, South Dakota, we respectfully disagree. The rules for South Dakota wedding […]

How to Honor a Deceased Loved One at a Wedding Ceremony or Reception

By renee halgerson | January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Weddings are a time of happiness, joy and dreams come true. Right? However, what if a beloved family member has passed away? Their absence on the special day can be saddening. How can you honor your loved ones who have passed away? Pastor Teresa Whetsel serves the Arlington United Methodist Church and the Lake Preston […]

See Hitch Design Studio at these Brookings and Sioux Falls Bridal Shows!

By renee halgerson | January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Did you get engaged over Christmas or New Years?! Visit the Hitch booth while you browse other great wedding professionals at these spring 2015 bridal shows: January 4, 2015 — GonnaGetWed Bridal Show, 12-4 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center January 25, 2015 — Marshall, MN Bridal Show, 12:30-3:30 at the Centers at SMSU in […]

Midwest Wedding Trends (#2 in a Series): Popular colors, entertainment and invites

By renee halgerson | December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s the second “Midwest Wedding Trends” blog post! If you missed the first post, here it is in all its glory. This series by Hitch Design Studio will continue with one post every six months listing new trends coming to South Dakota for wedding planning and invitations, decorating and entertainment. Drumroll please for the December, […]

Hitch is Looking For an Intern!

By renee halgerson | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hitch is looking for an intern! We’re hoping to find someone who has an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of the wedding industry. If you are passionate about these things: designing wedding styling on some weekends making social media updates writing for the blog designing window displays working in retail, photography and good customer service […]

Entertaining and Decorating for your Christmas Party

By renee halgerson | December 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Whether it’s a personal in-home Christmas gathering, or a huge corporate company holiday party, you can entertain in style. A personal note about sme: I read Elle Decor Magazine — 1. because I love interior and spacial decoration and 2. because I think it’s important to read about all design aspects, not just graphic design or wedding […]

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