This is Finishing Touch’s signature service and is created with our most discerning clients in mind. We will coordinate and manage every vendor involved in your wedding day and only use those partners whose standards meet our high level of expectations in terms of quality, design, and execution. We will journey through wedding planning together using an organized and tried-and-tested planning process. We will take your vision of what you want your wedding to be and translate that into color schemes, floral arrangements, linens, custom paper designs and guests’ experience. We will transform any ordinary venue into a space that truly reflects who you are. Our Complete Wedding Design and Planning Experience promises to create a beautiful and flawless wedding through an inclusive, stress-free, and fun planning process.
We will begin our wedding planning process by learning your vision, dreams and priorities. We will recommend and work with the best industry partners to turn your vision into reality. We will communicate and manage every vendor involved and act as a planning liaison throughout the entire planning process. We will build a strong team as a foundation for your successful wedding.
This is a creative collaboration between us and your team of wedding design partners to discuss visual elements of the wedding. This exciting journey will take us through color schemes, lighting, textiles, floral, furniture and decor. We will work with the most talented calligraphers and graphic designers to create extraordinary printed material for your wedding. We will design a wedding that reflects your personality and style.
From wedding day timeline preparation to our final meeting, and wedding rehearsal to your wedding day, the final stretch of our planning is full of excitement and anticipation, done in the most organized fashion. There will be worksheets and reminders, and we will be there to guide and prompt you through these final steps. Our team will be on site throughout your entire wedding day to execute all the fine details and to celebrate with you on a successful wedding.
This service is created for couples who prefer planning and designing their own wedding, but are interested in working with a seasoned event planner to oversee their wedding day. We will check in with you two months prior to your wedding to gather all the necessary information to prepare for a successful event.
We will review your vendors’ contracts and invoices, learn about any special arrangements and requests, and understand your overall vision of the day. We will serve as the main point of contact on the day of your wedding so that you may celebrate this special day with your loved ones the way you had planned and envisioned.
Planning in the Final Steps of Your Wedding
About two months before your wedding, we will reach out to you and begin to review your wedding documents, which may include vendors’ contracts, final invoices, floor plans, BEOs and rental orders. We will work with you to create a detailed schedule of the wedding day. From getting ready to the end of a perfect day, our wedding day timeline is an essential tool that will provide all vendors and everyone involved with the key information of the day’s events.
Our team will be on site throughout your entire wedding day to assist with and oversee the flawless execution of the entire event. We will direct all vendors, manage the bridal party, assist wedding guests and work with your team of wedding partners to ensure a successful execution of your wedding day.
From personal social celebration to a multi-day corporate awards experience, Finishing Touch is a one-stop-shop for your personal and corporate event needs. With over 30 years of combined event experience, our team can help conceptualize, plan, and take care of all your event details such as theme development, event design, vendor sourcing and event management, and allowing you to focus on your attendees and the main objectives of your event.
We are also able to mentor, train and work alongside your existing team to build up a successful event and to elevate your guests’ experience.
When The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach was planning its annual employee gala with a 20’s theme to celebrate year 2020, we looked to Sandra as our creative partner to develop a highly-produced event that would “wow” our Ladies and Gentlemen and stay true to our brand. All we did was simply share our vision and Sandra executed an extraordinary event that has been lauded by our Ladies and Gentlemen as the most exceptional employee gala we have had since our opening in 2016. To this day, our Ladies and Gentlemen continue to talk about what amazing evening it was, and we truly owe all of it to Sandra because she exceeded our expectations on all levels.
Sandra started her event career planning million dollar fundraisers in Southern California. She has always felt called to plan and design purposeful events. To fully get to know the “why” behind a mission and to work alongside an organization to dream, to plan and to achieve more together is truly the heart behind our business. Finishing Touch will help develop a fundraising program that is catered to your unique community. With our extensive experience in procurement in corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations, we have a proven track record of highly successful fundraising events such as auctions (live and web based), charity walks and runs, golf tournaments and galas.
We will help recruit sponsors, participants and volunteers; we will also help train and mentor your fundraising staff. We will work with our public relations partners and media to raise awareness of your cause and fundraising event to encourage participation and to maximize the amount of money raised. Together, with a team of compassionate visionaries and with the support of a great community, Sandra had helped to build up two Hawaii based, grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations - Love Gives Hawaii and Nai’a Ohana, from the ground up and had raised over $150,000 over the course of just three short years, benefiting homeless families, at-risk youths and children in our local community. We can’t wait to hear your story and to work together to serve our community well.
Sandra Williams, Founder and Principal Planner of Finishing Touch, is a member of the Pacific Business News Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in Oahu and Neighbor Islands. As an invited member, Sandra contributes articles to Pacific Business News and participates alongside fellow members in Expert Panels. Sandra is also a volunteer mentor with SCORE Hawaii, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to helping Hawaii small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and professional business mentorship.
After 15 years in the creative events industry, we have had the opportunity to work with the most talented and creative industry partners. Many of us started our business following a passion, but little did we know what it will take to build a business that is not only beautiful and trendy, but also with a solid foundation that will last for years to come. After spending much time in the creative luxury market, we know first hand what clients are looking for when they choose a professional to serve them. Does your business have an organized system that you are proud of? Do you offer a seamless consultation, design and delivery process that is easy for your clients to understand and follow along? Are you aware of what your ideal clients are looking for and how you can improve your service to better serve them? It is our desire to help small businesses and entrepreneurs across all industries to work more efficiently and effectively by defining your personal and business goals, to find joy and fulfillment in working with your ideal clients, and to elevate your industry standard. We offer a range of consulting options for short-term projects, ongoing collaborations, or for professionals who simply need an hour or two of focused insights. Whether you are a new entrepreneur or an old-timer who needs help with redefining and restructuring your business, we can help to re-kickstart your business and ignite your passion again. As the saying goes, “When the tide raises, all boats shall raise.” Let’s elevate our businesses together and lift each other up.