Officially Hitched is a custom wedding officiant in San Francisco, California, that aims to create a ceremony that’s uniquely tailored to each individual couple. Owner and officiant Rachel Tanner works as a guide and co-creator, giving you some control over what goes into the ceremony so that it’s authentic to who you are.
Rachel Tanner officiated her first wedding in 2016 for two friends. She was ordained by the non-profit, interfaith, non-denominational church American Marriage Ministries. Rachel has previously directed a faith-based non-profit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she grew up.
Officially Hitched is a licensed officiant who can provide customized vows for civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, rehearsals, single religion ceremonies, and vow renewals. Rachel speaks both English and Spanish, able to provide couples with a bilingual aspect to their ceremonies if desired. She can officiate for couples of any religion as well as those of no faith at all. Rachael has special experience with multi-cultural couples. Rachael also serves couples of all genders.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jillian · Married on 10/04/2019
Had a genuine, heartfelt, personal, and "us" ceremony thanks to Rachael
Looking for an officiant was surprisingly difficult for us. Most officiants seemed to do the usual - officiate the ceremony using their tried and true words and solemnize the marriage - which was all fine, but most of them lacked the personal and genuine touch that we were specifically looking for. We didn't want just a wedding ceremony read from a binder. We wanted our ceremony to sound like 'us' and to reflect our journey as a couple. We immediately felt like Rachael sincerely cared about this partSent on 10/21/2019
so we booked her "diy couture" package. In this package we got to be very involved which is what we wanted. We wrote a messy version of our own story, we answered her detailed questions, we chose what we liked and what didn't sound like us at all, and Rachael through the whole planning process got to know us and our story. It felt a little like couples' counseling and it did help us as a couple recognize that we were not just having a wedding. We were signing up for a marriage, and the more we worked on our ceremony, the more excited we got for this chapter in our lives.
On our wedding day, Rachael arrived early and she was just as kind and genuine in person as she was on a video chat. And our ceremony was exactly as we had hoped, and more. Our ceremony highlighted our love story and it highlighted our goals as a couple. It highlighted those that were special to us and it really was so heartfelt. It felt personal and very "us." Rachael spoke eloquently and also as if she was just an old friend we already knew before. After our ceremony many of our guests complimented her and how great of a speaker she was, and many of our guests commented how sweet and heartfelt our ceremony was. To us the ceremony was the most important part, after all this was the actual 'getting married' part and she made the entire process fun and easy as she edited, suggested, added, and thoughtfully crafted a cohesive, organized, and heartfelt ceremony that we will surely treasure and remember for the rest of our lives.
Thank you Rachael for this gift of being our officiant.
Kim Nobert · Married on 06/21/2019
She made it so simple!
My first contact with Rachael was so easy and light hearted, instantly i knew she was the right fit for us. Her personality shone through on the phone and through her text messages, and she was so knowledgeable about making everything run smoothly. We chose the ready-made ceremony as we were eloping, and I sent her some ideas of what i wanted, and she tailored it to fit our ceremony on the beach. My now husband literally was in shock of how easy it was and how comfortable we were with her. I cannot thank you enough for marrying us!Sent on 06/25/2019
Troy Kemmerling · Married on 10/27/2018
Our Yosemite dream come true!
Let me start by saying Rachael was the most amazing officiant we could have hoped for. When we first contacted her we were unsure as to just what kind of ceremony we were looking for. We informed her we were not religious, and wanted something kinda funny, kinda serious.Sent on 12/12/2018
We had three more meetings after this, and each time Rachael was punctual, prepared, and informative. During these meetings, not only was Rachael able to get to know us as a couple, but we also learned more about each other as an added bonus. At our last meeting Rachael provided us with a script of our ceremony and we were blown away. We really had nothing to change, add, or edit. She told our love story better than we can ourselves, and crafted a beautiful ceremony full of symbolism and nature, which represented us perfectly.
On our wedding day Rachael was calm, cool, and collected as always, and delivered a flawless ceremony, which had our guests raving about her as soon as it ended.(And yes, it was kinda funny, kinda serious, but all us.)
We highly recommend Rachael to all couples, whether they know exactly what type of ceremony they are looking for, or if they need a little guidance to shape their perfect day. Her amazing personality, attention to detail, and creativity will ensure all couples have a ceremony they and their guests will not forget. In addition to an excellent officiant, we feel we have gained a new friend in Rachael, and look forward to more “meetings” in the future.
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