BROOKINGS – Renee Bauman, certified wedding planner and owner of Hitch Studio in downtown Brookings, released a new edition of her book, Wedding Day Designer, Wedding Planning Guide and Checklist. This version is a 148-page spiral-bound notebook, a keepsake folder with three rings and tabs, and a digital PDF version.

Bauman has created this helpful book that anyone can refer to when planning a wedding – for engaged couples, their parents, and / or friends involved in the wedding. The latest features in this book include sample wedding day schedules, photo shot lists, special tasks for members of the wedding party, questions to be asked at seller meetings, and much more, including tips for a great speech and a 12 month Scheduler for appointments. The original content, which has been expanded for this release, includes tips on how to address envelopes with proper etiquette, sample formulations for programs and invitations, and checklists for each month of engagement.

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

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

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