“I love serving, creating, and leading,” stated Renee Bauman, owner and CEO of Hitch Studio each offers a stress-free wedding day experience, in Brookings. “I get to serve couples and their allowing couples to enjoy the little moments and families who are celebrating one of the best days of their lives.”

Hitch Studio was born from Bauman’s love of planning weddings, details, and designing custom wedding invitations.

Bauman and her team make a wedding day flawless with their helpful and approachable services. Their aim is to ensure a light-hearted, unforgettable, and unique wedding for the couple.

“Hitch Studio ensures that set up, take down, decorating, coordinating, invitation design, and anything in between has a high-value touch for couples,” shared Bauman.

With four varying Wedding Planning Packages, each offers a stress-free wedding day experience, allowing couples to enjoy the little moments and company.

“Our mission is to be as accommodating as possible,” said Bauman.

In an effort to aid brides in wedding planning, Bauman curated and wrote The Wedding Day Designer. The guidebook was modeled after the checklists Bauman created for her own wedding.

“I’ve been a certified wedding planner for 10 years, so it includes all kinds of pro-tips and insider’s knowledge,” shared Bauman.

Learn more about the entrepreneur, certified wedding planner, designer, and author.


Renee Bauman

Our services are perfect for…

any couple planning a wedding who wants decorating, wedding planning, and/or wedding invitations. Our services are especially appealing to anyone planning an event who does not want to worry about decorations—buying, renting, or storing. Hitch Studio brings any décor you choose, sets it up, and takes it all down.

My mission is

to serve my clients, community, and employees with my whole heart.

My goal as a business is

to expand Hitch Studio’s services beyond Brookings and the Sioux Falls area and into communities like Aberdeen, Watertown, Mitchell, and the Black Hills.

Wedding Planning Made Easy

Wedding Day Designer is available for purchase online. Brides can choose
to purchase the guidebook in the form of a binder, notebook, or digital file.

Something I want people to know about Hitch Studio is

We offer three other services that people may not know about. Beyond wedding planning, decorating, and invitations, we’re ordained to officiate a ceremony, certified venue managers at Schade Vineyard and Winery in Volga, and sell a wedding planning guidebook called the Wedding Day Designer.

My book, “Wedding Day Designer” consists of

One hundred and fifty eight pages of monthly checklists, sample wedding day timelines, a processional lineup, invitation wording, tips for giving a great speech, how to address your envelopes, dinner etiquette tips, and more. It includes tasks for your wedding party and questions to ask your vendors. It’s the perfect resource and gift for anyone planning a Midwest wedding.

My love of designing invitations stems from

my graphic design background. I began my first business as a graphic designer, so continuing that skill with wedding invitations felt natural.

Keep up with Hitch Studio

Instagram // @hitchstudio

Facebook // /hitchstudio

My favorite wedding trends are

anything that is personal to the couple. Trend or not, I love it when a couple wants to incorporate special details that are sentimental or meaningful about their relationship.

My day-to-day at work is

full of the best employees I could ask for. They’re great at what they do and allow me to focus on my CEO-level thinking, like what we can do to take Hitch Studio to the next level.

My favorite place in Brookings is

anywhere live music and the outdoors meet. Good Roots Farms & Gardens serves fantastic wood- fired pizza and has live music on their farm. Wherever there is music and a vibrant atmosphere, I’m drawn to it.

I balance my work and home life by…

working from home on Mondays. I also have an extremely supportive husband who allows me to work on the weekends, while he’s home with the boys. We also balance household chores. We’re a great team.

When I’m not working, you can find me…

playing with my kids and hanging out with my husband. We love going for walks, visiting Brooking’s Farmers’ Market, boating on lakes around the area, and golfing. I also enjoy yoga, girls’ weekends, live music, riding my bike, reading, and sipping London Fogs.

For more information, visit hitchstudio.com+