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Going to the Chapel... is a wedding planning service based in Annapolis, Maryland that proudly specializes in serving the military community. Cyndi, owner and planner, will help with every aspect of your wedding planning needs, meeting your budgetary goals while still giving you the wedding of your dreams. Through networking with vendors, creative forethought, detailed execution, and getting to know their clients, Going to the Chapel... endeavors to provide you with the most memorable and exciting wedding experience possible.

Services Offered
Because we at Going to the Chapel... understand that wedding planning is not an easy task, we want your wedding planning to be a joyful and rewarding time in your life. Whether you need our service from the beginning of the planning process through the last dance at the reception, a day of coordinator or something in between, we can develop a plan for your specic wishes and needs. We are reknowned for the following services:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Vow renewal
  • Farewell brunch
  • Day-of coordination
  • Venue selection
  • Vendor selection
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Kelly C. Married on 09/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

If I could give six stars I would. My mother asked me for her information so dhe could also review we were so impressed. She was sending us timelines, in constant and easily available communication, and made sure I was not worried about time or order day of without making me feel rushed. Two people have asked me for her information. Couldn't recommend enough!
Nathalie P. Married on 01/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Experience!!

My husband and I are both active duty Navy and do not live in the same state we got married in. Jan and Cyndi came to our rescue and guided us through the planning process with expertise and grace. The entire event would not have been possible without them. If you want a great value experience where any concern you have is promptly answered, backed with years of experience, then we recommend Going to the Chapel. They are both incredible and so attentive. Thank you for making our day incredible!
Katie J. Married on 05/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further!

Jan is excellent to work with. She prioritizes her clients and is an extremely valuable resource. She goes above and beyond and is very organized. I highly recommend working with Jan.
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Hi! I'm Mikayla--wife, mom, blogger, wedding coordinator and digital marketer! My goal is to make all of your wedding day wishes come true! With an eye for design and attention to detail, I am dedicated to making sure that everything is perfect for you and your guests. I can't wait to get started on building your dream wedding with you!

Owner, Lead Planner

Hello friend! I'm so happy that you're here thinking about planning your big day! My name is Cyndi Hicks and I am the owner and lead planner of Chicks Design and Events (foremerly Going to the Chapel). My passion is in bringing people together to celebrate the most special moments of life. My joy is in working with couples as they plan and create thier wedding day. And my pride is in executing flawless events just as you always dreamed it could be! I have a background in art and design and over a decade of working hands on in the wedding industry. It would be my absolute pleasure to take my knowledge and give you that helping hand in just the right areas on your jouney. I can't wait to chat with you!


Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
C&J Entertainment Agency C&J Entertainment Agency Wedding DJs

We always love working with Going To the Chapel! Jan and her team are top notch, professional and very organized. Their attention to detail and client focused approach is fantastic! Highly recommend them and look forward to working with them at many more great weddings!

Leo Dj Photography Leo Dj Photography Wedding Photographers

Recently we were introduced to Jane Richman and the services she offers as a Military Wedding Consultant. Every bride and groom planning a Naval Academy wedding will find her to be extremely helpful, very friendly and highly resourceful. With her background as a Navy protocol officer combined with her detail-oriented nature, she is definitely the right person to guide you through the process of planning your dream wedding. So give Jane a call and discover why military brides and grooms are "Going to the Chapel..."

Fantastic Flowers Fantastic Flowers Wedding Florists

Jane is a must have for any bride not familiar with military protocol. She is great to work with! Bianca Fantastic Flowers

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