Latest Posts from the Aisle Less Traveled Blog

Coronavirus and Your Wedding

The spread of coronavirus has reached a point where it is now inevitable that many weddings will be affected. Here are a wedding planner’s thoughts on the possible effects, outcomes, and paths forward for wedding planning during this unprecedented situation.

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How Much Does a Wedding Really Cost?

A challenge that virtually every couple faces as they start planning a wedding is answering the question that almost every potential vendor asks: “What is your budget?”

It’s frustrating for engaged couples, who have never planned a wedding before and therefore don’t have any idea how much things should cost. It’s frustrating for wedding pros who get inquiries with numbers that are far too low for our products and services.

So I thought I’d give it to you straight.

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2010-2019 Decade in Review

I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling reflective as the decade comes to a close. It’s been 10 years of learning, art, failure, success, and love. Here are some of the highlights and favorite weddings.

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5 Reasons You Should Skip the Affordable “Wedding Coordinator” Your Venue Offers

Lately, I’ve seen a trend of venues and other vendors who are not wedding planners offering “day-of-coordination” as an inexpensive add-on to their packages or even including it at no charge. This seems like a big bonus to engaged couples, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be?

Here are five reasons why you should think twice before working with a coordinator from any wedding vendor other than a wedding planner.

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Women, Weddings, and Emotional Labor

Weddings Are No Exception to the Gendered Division of Emotional and Meta Labor
It should come as no surprise that emotional labor is part of every wedding. Weddings are centered around living up to social expectations, managing people’s feelings, and making people comfortable. I’m sure you’ve already reached the not-at-all-shocking conclusion that women are doing the majority of the emotional labor for weddings, just as in everyday work and home life.

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Cindy Savage | Aisle Less Traveled

Cindy Savage | Aisle Less Traveled

Cindy Savage is the queer, feminist, anti-status quo wedding planner behind Aisle Less Traveled. When not keeping minds and budgets intact for the best couples around, she can usually be found wearing stretchy pants with her nose in a book and a glass of wine in hand. She currently lives in Seattle.