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!

Holly & Matt's wedding with amazing capes and a rainbow wedding party. Photo © Amanda Summerlin 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.

Anne & Andrew's oceanfront wedding with all the greenery and gamer nerd details. Photo © Jacqueline Connor 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, founder of Aisle Less Traveled, where my team 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. 

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

And thanks to modern technology and a not-so-gentle nudge by a global pandemic, wedding pros can do just about everything but the wedding day itself from any location. So if you or your wedding are not in the Pacific Northwest, no problem – we can be your virtual wedding planner, and either hand things off to your local wedding coordinator or travel there ourselves.

The TL;DR is: if you want to plan with us, we’ve got something that will fit your needs and budget!

COVID also gave me the opportunity to do something I’d been wanting to for a while: become a secular wedding officiant. If you’re looking for a wedding ceremony free from religious, patriarchal bullshit and written from a queer, feminist perspective – I’ve got you.

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 probably need...
We need a wedding officiant who will leave the god stuff out of it and put a whole lot of US into it instead.
Then You should Check out...

Wedding vendor who came here for LGBTQ+ inclusivity training? Click here.

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

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

5 Pro Tips for Attending a Wedding Expo

5 Pro Tips for Attending a Wedding Expo

So, you just got engaged. You started trying to figure out how the fuck to plan a wedding and somewhere on the internet, you encountered your local wedding expo. Sounds great, right? A whole bunch of vendors all in one spot, free food & drinks, maybe even a fashion show or some prizes to help bring down the cost of your wedding! You could plan your whole wedding in a single day, it seems.

Hold up. Before you hit the convention center, here are five tips from a wedding planner to help you get the most out of a wedding expo!

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Why Are Wedding Planners So F*cking Expensive? (Part 2)

In short: because we are highly skilled at our jobs and both our labor and our expertise are valuable.

Hiring a wedding means planner means saving yourself 500+ hours or about 25% of your work hours in a year.

Plus, an experienced wedding planner can get it done twice as well in less than half the time.

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