The Process

The City Club of Washington, DC by Shoot Happens Photography

The City Club of Washington, DC by Shoot Happens Photography


From Day 1, we’ll work with you to create the look and elegance that will evoke joyful emotions for you and your guests. We leave no stone un-turned as we work together to bring a cohesive design to your wedding. From florals, to linens and event rentals, we dot every ‘i’ and cross every ‘t’ so you can relax, knowing you’re in great hands. Since no two events are alike, the process of creating your unique event starts with a phone call to (240) 389-3599 or email

At our FREE initial consultation, offered via phone, video or in-person, we will discuss your event date, aesthetics, budget, and color palette. This meeting allows us to get to know your personality and for you to get to know ours. We encourage you to bring color swatches, memorabilia, inspirational photos, and anything you would like to incorporate into the design. Within 1-2 weeks of our consultation, you’ll be provided with a written proposal and contract. This proposal will include flowers, and decor elements we will provide along with prices.

To secure your event date, a signed contract and 25% non-refundable retainer will be required.

If additional consultations are needed prior to booking, we charge an hourly design fee of $150 per hour. Once you book your event with us, we are happy to meet with you a couple more times at our studio or your venue.

Day of Event

On event day, our team will arrive on time for setup. We will work with your event coordinator and other vendors to execute the design as agreed. At the end of the event, we will arrive to strike down the event.
We strongly encourage open communication, and you may call us to discuss additional needs or changes prior to your event.


As each event has its unique design aesthetic and vision, pricing is custom to each individual event and presented only after consultation. Please note that we do require a minimum financial commitment of $3500 for full floral contract (bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony & reception flowers) and we book on a first come, first serve basis.

We understand that each wedding is unique in size and design requirement, so we invite you to inquire if your budget is below our minimum requirement. We will work with you to provide florals and decor services that fit within your budget, however, we ask for some design flexibility.

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“Can I give Designs by Oochay 10 stars! If I could I would. Aside from marrying my husband the best part of my wedding was the flowers and décor. From day one Uche helped my vision come to life, she is very professional and worked within our budget. She helped me decide which flowers would go best for what I was looking for and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. My bouquet was simple and elegant exactly what I wanted. For our first look at the reception hall I almost cried it was so beautiful. Every little detail was executed to perfection. The color scheme, the lights and centerpieces were absolute breathtaking. Everyone was blown away at how gorgeous the décor was. I will recommend Designs by Oochay to everyone I know. Thanks again for making my day nothing short of a dream.” – Monica (The Villa)