Brookings business owner publishes new edition of wedding planning guide

Courtesy photo: Renee Bauman, owner of Hitch Studio in downtown Brookings has produced a new edition of her book, “Wedding Day Designer.” She added more than 80 pages of content and made the publication more of an all-inclusive wedding planning reference guide.

BROOKINGS – Renee Bauman, certified wedding planner and owner of Hitch Studio in downtown Brookings, published a new edition of her book, “Wedding Day Designer,” a wedding planning guide and checklist. This version comes as a 148-page spiral-bound notebook, a three-ring keepsake binder with tabs and pocket, or a digital PDF version.

Bauman created this helpful book for anyone to reference while planning a wedding – for engaged couples, their parents, and/or friends involved with the wedding. The newest features of this book include sample wedding day timelines, photography shot lists, specific duties for wedding party members, questions to ask at vendor meetings, and more, including tips for giving a great speech and a 12-month schedule planner for appointments. Original content that has been enhanced for this version includes tips for addressing envelopes using proper etiquette, sample wording for programs and invitations, and checklists for every month of an engagement.

Bauman said, “I am most excited for this third edition because I added over 80 pages of content and it’s more of an all-inclusive wedding planning reference guide. It has more checklist details than any of the other free online apps. I give one to all the couples I work with at Hitch Studio and I want this to be a helpful guide available for anyone planning a wedding. I’ve even had interest from wedding venues wanting to gift it to their couples for the year because it keeps them so organized. Plus, never before have these books and binders been so available for sale online. I’m really proud of these books.”

Both physical formats – the notebook and the binder – are for sale in downtown Brookings at Honeycomb Gifts. The digital version and both physical formats are available at, or

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