Queer, Secular Wedding Officiant in Seattle

I’ve been planning and attending weddings for almost a decade. I have watched and listened to many, many wedding ceremonies and, over the years, I have learned what makes a good one. The answer? An officiant who takes the time to get to know you and creates a ceremony that showcases your personalities and celebrates your relationship – exactly as you are.

I have also heard my clients asking over and over: “Where can we find a secular wedding officiant who gets us?” because the truth is that it can be really difficult to find someone who does. At Aisle Less Traveled, I have always worked to be a brand and a person who embraces and serves folks who are often overlooked by the wedding industry: those of us who are not straight, white, skinny, wealthy, and Christian and who don’t see ourselves in much of the wedding media.

So I’m exited to introduce wedding ceremonies for my people – you independent, feminist, LGBTQ+ and allied folks who are looking for a progressive, secular wedding officiant to create a meaningful and joyful wedding ceremony that works for you!

Wedding officiant PACKAGES include:

  • Writing a secular, feminist, LGBTQ+ inclusive ceremony for your wedding
  • One pre-wedding consultation to review the details, including processional/recessional order, music, and any readings or rituals included
  • Officiating your ceremony
  • Completing and returning your marriage license to the appropriate government official
Officiating Amanda & Christina's sunrise ceremony at Glacier National Park

Packages & Pricing

As always, I’m all about giving you the details you need before you spend time inquiring – so here you go!

Short & Sweet - $350

This package is for elopers and tiny weddings! Choose a declaration of intent and a ring exchange text from my collection. Add your vows (either written by you or chosen from those I provide) and I’ll put it all together into a ceremony that lasts about 5-10 minutes.

This package is available on weekdays in the Seattle metro area only for elopements and micro weddings with up to 25 guests. It does not include review or approval of the final ceremony text.

Tailored & Simple - $625

Everything in the short & sweet package, plus you can choose 1-2 readings and incorporate one unity ritual (such as handfasting, sand ceremony, or a unity cocktail). This ceremony lasts about 10-15 minutes.

You will have the opportunity to review the ceremony script, request changes, and approve the final text.

This package is available every day except Saturdays in the Seattle metro area only.

CompletelY custom - $875

A completely custom ceremony that incorporates your love story along with any readings, community pledges/group participation, ring warming, and any other rituals that you would like to include. 

You will have the opportunity to review the ceremony script, request changes, and approve the final text.

This package is available on every day of the week in any location where we can legally work. Weddings outside the Seattle metro area are subject to additional travel and out-of-office fees.

Attendance at and facilitation of your rehearsal may be added to any package for $275, subject to availability.
Officiant services may be booked up to six months before your wedding date. Please note our COVID policies below before inquiring.

Just want to make it legal? We can do that, too.

Fun fact: Washington state only requires that you declare or affirm your desire and intention to marry one another in the presence of an officiant and two witnesses. You do not have to make any vows, exchange rings, or have any other pomp and circumstance if you don’t want to. And since we support y’all getting married in whatever way feels best to you, if that way is answering one question and signing some paperwork, we will gladly facilitate.

You’ll need to bring your marriage license, photo IDs, and two witnesses to our neighborhood (Green Lake) and the cost is $45. If you prefer, I can travel to your location within the Seattle metro for an additional fee of $15 per 15 minutes of drive time each way from zip code 98115. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete the paperwork, which I’ll complete and file with the county for you.

Click here to book your no-ceremony, paperwork only wedding!

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Cindy Savage | Queer Feminist Wedding Planner

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Photo © Amanda Summerlin Photography

Aisle Less Traveled policies for new wedding bookings during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All weddings must comply with government and health department mandates, including gathering limits, masks, and social distancing.
  • If at any time the local guidelines are stricter than those listed here, weddings must adhere to the stricter local guidelines.
  • Our team is fully vaccinated/boosted and will wear masks during events for the foreseeable future.
  • We will work together with you to develop a COVID prevention and safety policy for your wedding.
  • Pacific Northwest Weddings
    • Now booking weddings through early 2024 in Seattle, Portland, and the greater Pacific Northwest region.
    • We are currently accepting weddings planned for up to 150 guests.
    • Our team only works one wedding per weekend to ensure we can isolate between events and that we have backup staff available in case of illness.
  • Weddings Outside of the Pacific Northwest
    • Events will only be accepted when we can ensure at least 10 days after travel for isolation, testing, and treatment and when direct/non-stop flights are available between Seattle and the wedding location.
    • Wedding Management clients with events throughout the rest of the USA will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • We are not offering travel beyond the Pacific Northwest for our full-service Wedding Planning & Design packages at this time.
    • We are not accepting any international weddings at this time.
  • All Aisle Less Traveled contracts provide one no-fee postponement if your wedding cannot be held as planned due to COVID-19.
  • These policies will likely continue change as the pandemic, and our national response to it, progresses. Please reach out if you have any questions about them before scheduling your consultation.

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