Queer Wedding Planner in Seattle & Portland for LGBTQ+ folks and our allies

So you've found your person and you got engaged and everything is amazing!

Alternative Wedding Planner for independent, feminist, & LGBTQ+ people
Sarah & Matt's Chicago Wedding at Salvage One © Jeremy Lawson Photography

...Except that now you have to actually plan a wedding.

Tell me if this is you:

  • You started planning on your own because how hard could it be?
  • You’ve lost countless hours scouring the internet trying to figure out how this whole wedding planning thing works.
  • You’ve tried to narrow a vision down on Pinterest, but there were eleventy-million good ideas so now you have 7 different perfect weddings planned – but you’re not sure any of them are actually what you and your partner want.
  • You’ve turned to the blogs for inspiration, only to find a sea of cookie-cutter weddings, a bride-centric narrative, and not a single couple who looks like the two of you.
  • Unsolicited opinions are flying at you from all directions, and people keep saying things like “You have to _______” and “But that’s the way weddings are done!”

In short, you've discovered the complete fuckery that is wedding planning and eloping is starting to look really damn good.

Do you want a photo of all the guests at your small wedding like this one? I'll be there to wrangle people into position for your photographer.
Kris & Stacy's Pinwheel-Themed Wedding © Cristina G Photography

News Flash: You Need A Wedding Planner!

(And you need it to be someone who just gets you.)

Someone who won’t shove you into a wedding-industry-shaped box. Someone who thinks your quirky couple things are rad and who celebrates your love equally and who will question the patriarchy along the way with you.

Oh yeah, and someone who maybe has done this a few times before.

Take a deep breath and let me handle this. It's what I do - and I'm really good at it.

Together, we can plan the YOU-est wedding there ever could be – and we’ll probably even have fun doing it.

Hi, I’m Cindy and I help LGBTQ+ marriers and our allies plan meaningful, modern weddings without all of the stress! 

I’m a queer wedding planner in Seattle and I love to visit my best friend a few hours south, so I’m a Portland wedding planner, too. I love to travel and I like planning that part too, so if you’re thinking about a destination wedding or you live outside of the Pacific Northwest, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered.

I offer a wide range of services from full-service, start-to-finish wedding planning and design to my signature wedding management (a.k.a. “day-of-coordination”) package to wedding planning subscriptions for DIY-ers, plus a la carte options you can mix and match to build a package that works for you. 

If you want to plan with me, I’ve got something that will fit your needs and your budget. Plus, with modern technology, I’m a mostly virtual wedding planner so we can work together no matter where any of us are – or whether there’s a global pandemic happening.

This year, I’ve added one more thing: officiating secular wedding ceremonies! I am so jazzed about writing custom ceremonies that incorporate your personalities and your values, without all the religious, patriarchal bullshit. And of course, they’re super inclusive to my LGBTQ+ community, too. 

Cindy Savage Aisle Less Traveled Wedding Planner. Photo by Pinxit Photo.

Enough about me, let's talk about you! What brings you here today?

We just wanna be engaged and live our lives and for someone else to handle all this wedding planning bullshit for us.
You got it! Take a look at...
We need a wedding officiant who will leave the god stuff out of it and put a whole lot of US into it instead.
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Wedding vendor who came here for LGBTQ+ inclusivity training? Click here.

LGBTQ+ Wedding Pro who wants to know where we’re all hanging out? Click here.

Here are some of my favorite happy couples! Find out what they have to say about working with me here. ​

Check out our latest blog posts for wedding planning Advice and inspiration!

bride and groom at kubota garden elopement

2020 Year in Review

Well, y’all, it really has been a year, hasn’t it? When I wrapped up last year (and my first decade of weddings), I was heading into 2020 with about a dozen weddings on the books and as many trips to go along with them. January was fabulous! I had consultations with amazing couples across the country and I headed to Boston for a few days to meet with prospective vendors and a catering tasting with Anne & Andrew.

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