Hawaii Wedding Planner Finishing Touch
Frequent Asked Wedding Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Hawaii Wedding PhotographerWhat are the benefits of hiring a Wedding Coordinator?

Hiring a professional Wedding Coordinator is probably the best money you will spend on a Wedding! Your Wedding Coordinator will help you define your event style at your initial consultation and bring the wedding of your dream to a reality. Your Wedding Coordinator will also work within your budget and bring you to the vendors with good reputation that best suit your needs. Sometimes, your Wedding Coordinator is be able to provide you with industry discounts that you may not be able to find else where, so hiring a Wedding Coordinator may even save you money in the long run! Last but not least, we take the stress off your shoulders while you can enjoy yourself on your special day.

I want to hire a Wedding Coordinator to assist with my planning, but I hate to give up control!

At Finishing Touch, we believe communication is the key to a successful event. We will ask for your preference of contact at your initial consultation and keep you posted on your wedding planning process via your preference. You will be very involved in the planning process because we are here to do the legwork and help you plan your dream wedding. In the end, it is YOUR day, YOUR celebration!

Will there be a contract signed in agreement to the service you will be providing?

Yes! If you are interested in hiring Finishing Touch to plan your wedding, a contract will be provided after the initial consultation.

What time does your team of wedding coordinators arrive and leave on the day of the wedding?

Our team of wedding coordinators usually arrives when the bride is almost finished with her hair and make up service. We will stay throughout the course of the ceremony and reception and usually leave when your formal reception program has ended and open dancing begins. Since we do not charge on an hourly rate, we will stay as long as we feel our job requires.

How much do you charge to plan a wedding?

Finishing Touch doesn’t offer any standard rate for any of our services. We also do not charge by the hour or by a percentage of your wedding budget. Your coordination fee is a customized fee given to you based on the locations of your wedding, type of wedding, estimated number of guests and the amount of design work required. Your coordination fee will be given to you after our complimentary initial phone/in-person consultation.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you decide to cancel your wedding, your deposit is non-refundable. If you decide to cancel your wedding two weeks prior to your wedding date, your full coordination fee is non-refundable. Please also be aware that the vendors you choose to use might also have their own cancellation policy. If you decide to postpone your wedding, we will keep your deposit and leave your file open for a year until you have a new wedding date. You will NOT lose your deposit if you postpone your wedding to within the next year as long as you stay as a Finishing Touch client; however, your deposit will become non-refundable if you decide to cancel your wedding completely. If a new wedding date is not set within the next year, your deposit will also become non-refundable.

Do you plan destination weddings?

Of course! It is a privilege to be able to live in Hawaii and we would love to extend this opportunity to all you love birds who have only dreamed of having a wedding in paradise! We understand that planning a wedding is overwhelming itself, not to mention planning a wedding from afar! Finishing Touch believes that destination couples should be treated like any other local couples and should be involved in all aspects of their wedding. Finishing Touch developed its wedding planning process to suit the needs and lifestyle of local and destination couples, we are confident to be able to create a wedding as beautiful as something you would have in your hometown miles away.

Do you provide an emergency kit?

Yes we do! All of our on site wedding coordinators will carry an emergency kit with them at all times. All items are available for brides, grooms, their wedding party & guests to use at no charge. Some of the items in our emergency kit include: sewing kit, tape, extension cord, lip gloss, first aid kit, nail polish...etc.

Do you also coordinate other events besides weddings?

Of course! Besides weddings, Finishing Touch's staff is also experienced in coordinating different functions and events. Some of the events we have coordinated in the past include black tie Gala's, Walk-a-thon's, NFL Football Clinics, Silent and Live Auctions, Celebrity Golf Tournaments, various Sports Tournaments, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Engagement Parties, Vow Renewal Ceremonies and Graduation Parties.

Still have questions? Call or email us!
Phone: 808-677-1536
Email: sandra@finishingtouchhawaii.com