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 in 2020, I introduced 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!

Packages & Pricing

As always, I’m all about giving you the details you need before you spend time inquiring, but there’s really only two choices here: a very personal, custom ceremony (my favorite!) or very simply making it legal, either with a small elopement or micro wedding ceremony or literally just the paperwork. 

two brides hold hands while officiant performs wedding ceremony on the beach
Officiating Amanda & Christina's sunrise ceremony at Glacier National Park
Photo © Meghan Melia Photography
John & David's handfasting wedding ceremony at Thornewood CastlePhoto © Rove Coast Photography

Custom Wedding Ceremony - $875

For weddings of any size (including elopements) in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest

These are my jam! Creating a ritual that is super personal to you and your relationship is so meaningful, not just for me (I might cry a little TBH!), but for you and the loved ones you include in your wedding day.

A completely custom ceremony incorporates your love story along with any readings, community pledges/group participation, and any other rituals (such as a handfasting, ring warming, or unity cocktail) that you would like to include. Every word is chosen just for you, using what I’ve learned about you through our conversations and your responses to detailed questionnaires. Once it’s written, you’ll have the opportunity to review the ceremony script, request changes, and approve the final text – so you’ll know you’re going to love it!

The Custom Wedding Ceremony Officiant package includes:

  • 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 wedding ceremony (which will last about 20 minutes)
  • Completing and returning your marriage license paperwork to the county

 

Custom ceremonies are available on every day of the week in Seattle or any location where we can legally work, subject to our current COVID-related travel restrictions. Weddings outside the Seattle metro area are subject to additional travel and out-of-office fees.

Short & Sweet - $350

for Seattle Elopements & Intimate Weddings

This package is for elopers and tiny weddings! Though it’s not fully customized, you will have the opportunity to choose specific wordings for some key moments of the ceremony: the declaration of intent (aka the “I do” part), ring exchange, and, of course, your vows. You can write them yourselves, choose from my collection, or find them somewhere else.

The Short & Sweet Ceremony Officiant package includes:

  • Tailoring my secular, feminist, LGBTQ+ inclusive ceremony for your wedding
  • Officiating your wedding ceremony (which will last about 5-10 minutes)
  • Completing and returning your marriage license paperwork to the county

 

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.

bride in black dress groom in floral blazer handfasting ceremony
Kelsey & Santiago's witchy handfasting elopement at Rattlesnake Lake.
Photo © Loren Shea, Fuck Yeah Weddings

Attendance at and facilitation of your rehearsal may be added to either 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 Make It Legal - $65

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 my neighborhood (Green Lake) and the cost is $65. Or, if you prefer, I can travel to your location within the Seattle metro area for an additional fee of $1 per minute of drive time each way, with a $20 minimum. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the paperwork, which I’ll complete and file with the county for you.

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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 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
    • We are not currently offering any in-person services for weddings outside the Pacific Northwest.
    • Virtual planning packages are available for weddings throughout the United States. We will happily coordinate with your local wedding planner to hand off all of the details so that your wedding day goes smoothly!
    • 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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