Officially Hitched, based in San Francisco, CA, serves weddings in the Bay Area and beyond. Passionate about joining couples together in matrimony, owner Rachael A. Tanner leads a team of dedicated and experienced celebrants. Whether you are hosting an intimate affair or large-scale celebration, our officiants are happy to serve you!
Foundation & Values
Rachael discovered her fervor for officiating after presiding over her friends’ nuptials. Now an accomplished celebrant with a superlative team, she endeavors to keep spreading the love.
Committed to inclusivity, Officially Hitched proudly welcomes couples from all walks of life. Keen to make every wedding as distinctive as possible, we enjoy creating ceremonies that showcase our clients’ authentic connections.
Services & Packages
Officially Hitched offers a series of packages for you and your partner to choose from. The Bespoke Ceremony bundle is our premium package, including consultations, a ceremony written just for you, and the wedding rehearsal. The DIY Couture offers a chance for couples to feature their own voice; you write your own love story. The Made to Measure option offers a great balance of personalization with minimal fuss. The Ready Made option is perfect for elopements, small weddings, or couples looking for efficiency.
Officially Hitched offers officiant coaching. This is great for couples having a friend or family member officiate. Learn all the tips and tricks and everyone will think your best friend is a professional!
Finally, Officially Hitched offers pre-marital and pre-engagement coaching. Get ready to "say yes" to your fiance and to say "I do" to your partner through intentionality, investment of time, and commitment to growth. Let your coach join you in your love's journey.
All Officially Hitched officiants are appropriately ordained to perform legal weddings in the state of California. They can provide customized vows for civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, single religion ceremonies, and non-religious ceremonies. Rehearsals and vow renewals can also be accommodated.
43 Reviews for Officially Hitched
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kaycee C. · Married on 03/06/2021
I have full confidence that Rachael can help you figure out & execute your ideal ceremony. ♡
No matter what kind of ceremony you’re envisioning - heartfelt, full-on celebratory, or short & sweet (or all of the above!) - I have full confidence that Rachael can help deliver that and make your wedding day more special than you can imagine.
Rachael was our officiant for our March 2021 minimony - and through that, also became our guide and confidante as my partner and I formed and re-formed our thoughts and hopes for our marriage.
Having a hands-on officiant and thoughtful ceremony was always a priority for us, but having an impactful ceremony became all the more important when we (prompted by the paaaandemic) switched gears and decided to have a two-part wedding celebration - one small, intimate ceremony and one larger virtual celebration that centered around the wedding film from our first celebration.
Enter! Rachael!! When we chose Rachael (although was there really competition? nahhh), we initially went with a less custom package, but as we started to work with her, we loved her work and approach so much that we upgraded so we could really utilize her skills and guidance.
She asked us questions about our partnership, our community, and our approach to celebrations that we would never have thought to ask ourselves about. She brought no judgement and was always so inclusive throughout our time with her. She brought genuine enthusiasm and flexibility to the process; when halfway through planning we decided we wanted to add a Burmese water ceremony to the mix, she really leaned into the idea and helped us find a way to seamlessly weave the water ceremony into the flow of the ceremony. Finally, as far as the parts my partner and I were primarily responsible for - we were so, so nervous about our ‘love letter’ vows and she graciously affirmed our approach, improved our drafts, and as she did with all things ceremony-related, helped us create something that truly felt like us.
The ceremony itself was so, so beautiful. She respectfully commanded the ‘stage’ and brought us and our 25 guests into the warm, affecting tone that my partner and I aimed for. The poems, quotes, and flows she chose were perfect for the setting (the *chef’s kiss* amount of celestial references!) and translated very, very well to our wedding film. We had lots of folks tell us that our vows & ceremony moved them to tears, and my partner and I truly credit Rachael for that; we couldn’t have made a ceremony that felt so ‘us’ and so reflective of our love if it wasn’t for her.
(photo credit: The Allens Photography)Sent on 05/22/2021
Elena T. · Married on 07/10/2020
We were so very fortunate to find Rachael to be our minister. She was so professional and fun to work with. She made the ceremony process so clear and easy to follow from the start. Beginning with our first phone call, Racheal made both myself and my wife very comfortable. I especially liked her sense of humor😊
Rachael was very quick to respond to our ongoing questions and concerns as the wedding drew closer. This brought much relief to us during this stressful and exciting wedding process. As we provided our relationship history, Rachael created and beautiful and spot on ceremony. She captured our favorite memories, our relationship milestones and also provided a respectful notation for our lost loved ones.
Finally meeting her in person at our rehearsal dinner after calls and many emails, we both felt like we had known her for much longer.
In short Racheal was amazing! I would recommend her to everyone I know again and again. Our many thanks to Racheal for helping to make our special day happen just like we dreamed.
Thank you Rachael!
Elena & Carine
Sent on 12/13/2019
Michelle M. · Married on 02/16/2020
Our memorable moment
Tina was great! I wanted to change the time a few days before the event and Tina was able to accommodate us. She gave us a very sweet and memorable experience.Sent on 02/25/2020
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