One of the divisions of Hitch Studio is wedding styling and wedding invitations, which means the team here at Hitch LOVES LOVE! Hitch Studio co-owner and wedding coordinator & stylist, Renee Halgerson, values each and every second she spends with couples preparing for their happily ever after. In fact, the majority of the brides we work with are Millennials (individuals born between 1982 and 2004, who are confident, optimistic, and socially-networked). We at Hitch Studio get Millennials. We love working with Millennials because we ARE Millenials (barely. Carrie and Renee were both born in 1983, but for the most part, yes).
Since Hitch Studio opened in 2014, 100% of the couples who hired Hitch for wedding styling and planning are still happily married! Out of the 102 couples Hitch has designed wedding stationery for, 101 are still living out their happily ever after — that is 99%!
So what does this mean for the team at Hitch Studio? It means we know YOU! If you’re reading this blog here’s what we probably know about you as a bride:
- We know you’re from the Midwest (probably South Dakota or Minnesota).
- We know that 34% of couples say they’ve contacted a vendor through a social network. So, you could check out our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest links if you wanted.
- We know the average age of a bride getting married is 30 and for the groom is 32.
- We know that the average cost of a wedding in South Dakota is $14,000.
At the beginning of the summer, we surveyed over 60 Midwest brides to find out just that. What do Millennial brides actually want? How can Hitch Studio best be of service to the most stressful parts of your wedding?
One bride stated, “The hardest part for me was taking the several pictures I had and trying to describe what things from which pictures I wanted. What usually happened was I would describe something and the way I described it was not how the vendors I worked with saw it. What does does it mean when I say industrial but whimsical? How can I make sure that when I show vendors photos they take the things I like from the photo and leave the things I don’t like from the photo”.
We also found that 36% of the brides surveyed wanted to know how to make wedding planning less stressful, and 34% wanted to know an overall checklist/timeline for the actual wedding day. Huh. Well, Hitch can check both of those things off your list! Download our “All-Inclusive Wedding Planner Timeline Checklist” here. And you can hire Hitch to make your wedding less stressful by contacting us here. 🙂
“Had it not been for other couples getting married while we were wedding planning I would have had no idea what order the reception really should go in (as far as cake cutting, speeches etc. as well as how much time to budget for each). Having more assistance overall with the time budgeting for the day of would have been much less stressful”.
“I know it would have been easier to have someone else who is a professional do what they are best at. Wedding planning was not my thing!”“I had a friend step up and be a coordinator for the day and did all of the behind the scenes things I couldn’t do. If she hadn’t offered, I would have paid someone to do it. I think that gets overlooked and is something people forget about because they are so busy with other things. I’m thankful that I didn’t have to worry if candles were being lit or any of the other countless things that come up”.