Touch of Jewel Events & Designs is a planning and design firm providing services for your event such as wedding planning, corporate event planning, social event planning, stationery & invitation designs and business & client consulting. We service all of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Atlanta, California, Minnesota, Missouri, and beyond. We also service clients outside of the United States looking to have a destination event or wedding. Established over 7 years ago, and having planned over 150+ weddings and events, one thing that has stayed constant is our ability to pay close attention to details and ensure that no stones are left unturned.
Jewel is absolutely amazing. She is so well connected in the Dallas area , that she will make sure you have the best experience and service . She is not just a luxury wedding planner, she is a person with a beautiful soul and heart.
- Ashley Sears
Luxury is a lifestyle....our Lavish celebrations are for the Extraordinary couple who wants to indulge in a once in a lifetime Extravagant Experience for their families and guests
The Crown Jewel
Creating a unique experience that compliments our couple's style and budget and is inspired by their love story
Bringing our couple's destination wedding dreams to life at locales across the US and the globe with our experienced destination wedding planners and travel agents.
Life is meant to be celebrated. And when it comes to celebrating anything and anyone, we believe in making the impossible possible through inspired lavish event experiences that dazzle and delight.
Below are some frequently asked questions. If you do not see the answer you are looking for, please feel free to contact us. We are here to assist.
We start off with a consultation to get to know you and listen to your vision about your event. This is an interview with one another to make sure that we would be a good fit for your event and that you would be a good fit for our brand.
What should I expect from my first contact with TOJ?
We offer a complimentary 1-hour consultation to clients who inquire about our Full Service and Design packages. For clients only interested in our Event Management services, we offer a 100-minute consultation with a fee of $500 that is applied to their retainer if they move forward. Should they choose to go a different route, our time is compensated for the level of details that is provided to them on the call.
Do you offer free consultations?
TOJ offers a Full Planning & Design Service as well as an Event Management Month of Coordination. Jewel solely oversees all the Full-Service clients while the Event Management clients are solely overseen by the Lead Planners on staff. We do not offer a partial planning service because our focus is on executing our events from beginning to the end with strong attention to the minute details that are often left unattended to in the partial planning.
What wedding planning packages does your company offer?
At TOJ we do not have a minimum overall budget per se, however we educate our clients on the spending minimums as it relates to their guest count based on the level of experience they want us to produce. This more guest you have on your list, the higher you will spend on your wedding budget. Every client also has a different level of experience and design details they wish to provide their guest and we custom tailor our proposals to our client's needs.
Do you have a minimum budget requirement and how much should I budget for my event?
NO! No matter what type of party you’re planning for adults or children, including a birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Quinceañera, themed event, family reunion, holiday party, and more, we take your vision and inspiration and bring them to life through exciting, innovative occasions that immerse the senses. We handle all aspects of social event management, including procuring vendors and spaces to photography and entertainment to ensure that no detail is overlooked.
Do you only plan weddings?
Yes! We absolutely love experiencing love in various global locations. Love knows no bounds. And your wedding doesn’t have to either. For couples looking for the beauty, culture, and elegance of a destination wedding, our team of wedding planners and stylists bring your dream to life at locales across the US and the globe.
Have you planned Destination weddings and Events?
We do not have a set fee as every client's experience varies depending on the scope of their production. A custom proposal tailored to the needs of our client is sent out after the consultation. There is a 25% retainer to lock in your date and then the remaining payments are split into 3 equal payments over the course of your planning process via our online payment portal system.
How much is your wedding planning fee and what is your payment process?
We have a handful of preferred vendors that we provide to our clients so that they still have options to choose from based on their budget, style, personality and being a good fit for their event. We however pride ourselves in constant networking and we love to make new friends in the industry; so if there is any vendor that has been on your bucket list to work with, please share their details with us and we will reach out and vet them to ensure that they are more than capable to execute in the standards that we would require.
Do you require that we only work with your preferred vendors?
Our experienced & reliable professionals offer our clients some concessions when they book through TOJ. Instead of providing discounts for a service offered, we add more value to the service offerings that end up saving our clients thousands of dollars otherwise. We do not sell a product that will someday go out of style, but offer a service that buys your time, peace of mind and creates an experience that is forever edged in your memory.
Do your vendors have a special discount for planning with Touch of Jewel?
We operate on a full and total transparency with our clients. Right from the on-boarding meeting, our clients are presented with a budget analysis spreadsheet based on their overall budget. Our clients make their own decision on the vendors for their events, they see the proposals, sign the contracts and pay the retainer to the vendor directly.
I’ve heard of planners who do a Pass Through, do you engage in that process?
We are very exclusive to the type of clients we service; we know that we are not for everyone and this is perfectly fine with us. As a result of this, we only take on a handful of events in a year to ensure that we have unlimited time and resources to dedicate to all our clients. Although we can book as far out as 18 months, our typical clients usually book us to fully plan their wedding between 6 to 12 months out.
How far in advance do you book events?
We have a strong and effective team and you’ve heard the saying that “it takes a village”; Jewel will be the main point of contact for all our Full-Service clients and will oversee the entire budget, planning, event design, vendor procurement, production and event management for the clients. However, our clients will touch points during the planning process on various tasks with some members of our team to ensure that we are always at your service. A lead planner will be assigned for other event service packages other than the Full Service 30 days before the event
Who would be our point of contact during the planning process and how many staff will work on our event on the day of?
Guest count is definitely not a factor in us executing your event as we have produced a large convention of over 3000 guests in attendance and we have planned an intimate dinner party at a private residence for 12 guests. Our largest wedding to date was a multi-day cultural wedding for 1500 guests.
What is the smallest and largest guest count you’ve planned for?
We operate on a being booked & balanced vs being "booked & busy"; we prioritize work/life balance for our team members and our clients appreciate the time to do other things besides planning 24/7. TOJ is an exclusive planning company that takes on 12 - 15 events per year to allow our clients feel like they are the only clients at any giving time.
How many events do you plan on a weekend?
We are available by phone, email, text message, WhatsApp message and social media to respond immediately to our clients during working hours. If we miss any contact, we always return that back within 24 hours. Our clients also get an advanced notice anytime we would be away from the office and they are always prepared for that.
How available will you be to communicate with us during the planning process?
Absolutely! This is one of our strong suites and parents love and adore everyone on our team. We have been the advocate and spokesperson for the bride’s mom or groom’s dad or some family member at some point in time. We will tread carefully and with respect and hope we are received in the same manner. We are often always the voice of reason in delivering information that the couple don’t feel comfortable delivering to their parents.
We come from a big cultural family where our parents will be heavily involved in the planning process; do you mediate in family issues or conflicts during the planning?
When we get an inquiry from such clients, we take their requests very seriously; we along with our team of vendors sign an NDA and the clients usually compensate us with a bonus fee since we would not be able to use their wedding images for our marketing needs. This is one of the reasons we work with our preferred vendors because they are all always on board with the tight niche security to ensure that our clients wish is respected.
We notice that you have a heavy presence on social media, do you take on private couples who wish not to be on social media?