Officially hitched

your wedding officiant

Co-creating a custom wedding ceremony with you!


Make it Official!

Congrats! You and your partner have decided to get married!  As you plan all the details of the big day, you may be wondering who will guide the ceremony so it lives up to your expectations.  You may be sorting through religious and cultural traditions, trying to knit together a ceremony that feels authentic.  You may be asking each other, how do we make this official? 

You've come to the right place!  I can create a custom ceremony; one that is uniquely tailored to authentically represent your union.  I'll be your guide and co-creator, as we weave together ancient and contemporary, traditional and unconventional.  

On the big day, I can solemnize the union with style, grace, and warmth.  

I'm Rachael Tanner, your Wedding Officiant, co-creating a custom wedding ceremony with you!

(628) 400.2684 Rachael@OfficiallyHitched.com  






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Choose the package of services that is right for you! 

 Nova + Christopher, June 25, 2017

Nova + Christopher, June 25, 2017

from the Ground up! $650 

Let me build a custom wedding ceremony for you! I'll work with you and your partner to design a ceremony that reflects your relationship, your wedding, and your union.  My signature feature is writing your love story, the unique signature of your wedding.  

With this package, I provide:

  • 3 one-hour consultations
  • Original writing
  • Research of topics and traditions of interest
  • Rehearsal 
  • Officiating the Ceremony
  • Solemnizing the Marriage
 Chris + Rachel, May 2018

Chris + Rachel, May 2018

DIY + Guide $350

Today, many couples are writing their own ceremonies.  Let me help you design your own ceremony.  I'll provide insight, coaching, and editing as you write your own ceremony.  Then, I'll run the rehearsal and perform the ceremony for you! 

With this package, I provide:

  • 2 one-hour consultations
  • 2 hours of editing and writing consultation
  • Rehearsal 
  • Officiating the Ceremony
  • Solemnizing the Marriage
 Kraig + Ashley, December 2017

Kraig + Ashley, December 2017

Classic ceremony $200 (Mon-fri), $250 (Sat & Sun)

Perfect for a wedding at City Hall, elopements, or couples who just want to keep it simple.  I’ll meet with you for an hour, walk through the ceremony from start to finish, and find the perfect ceremony in my repertoire to fit you! Alternatively, if you have already written or selected your own ceremony but need the right person to officiate, I’m happy to play that role.

With this package, I provide:

  • 1 hour-long consultation
  • Officiating the Ceremony
  • Solemnizing the Marriage
 Grace + Vineet, May 2017

Grace + Vineet, May 2017


Having a friend or loved one officiate your wedding is a great idea! In California, it’s very easy to do.  With this package, I can help you and your “officiant for the day” get legally prepared, help craft the ceremony, and provide some speech coaching. 

With this package, I provide:

  • Access to ceremony templates and writing aids
  • 3 one-hour consultations
  • Speech practice
 Mohamed and Susan, December 2017

Mohamed and Susan, December 2017

additional costs

MILEAGE - $0.53 cents per mile

$0.53 cents is charged per mile of driving distance for the officiant to get to and from the wedding ceremony and the rehearsal location.  Distance is measured from the officiant's home in San Francisco to the wedding ceremony and rehearsal location.

OVERNIGHT - $100 per night

Typically, wedding venues within a 100 mile radius around San Francisco.  Rachael will travel outside of that radius; however a lodging fee of at least $100 is required per night. 

HOLIDAY surcharge - $350

Holiday weekends can be great times to get married.  Rachael is happy to officiate.  It does, however, come at the cost of sacrificing her time with her family.  Weddings on holidays or holiday weekends are required to book From the Ground Up (custom ceremony package) and pay the surcharge of $350. 

Affected holidays and the weekends preceding/following (whichever is closest) include:  Christmas Eve, Christmas Day New Years Eve, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, President's Day, Indigenous People's Day (aka Columbus Day), Easter Sunday/Weekend, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.  



Work Samples

If you click here you can view a Google folder of ceremonies.

Below is a video clip of a wedding ceremony I performed.

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intro consultation

Let's start by getting acquainted.  We can meet in person, via phone, or video chat.  

I'll learn more about your needs and desires, and you'll learn what I have to offer.  Then, we can move forward. 


About rachael


Passion + TALENt

I officiated my first wedding in July of 2016, for 2 dear friends—Dan and Melissa.  I  enjoyed working alongside them to create a ceremony that reflected their relationship.  I enjoyed the ceremony and received such encouraging feedback, I knew I’d love to offer this service to others.

This creative and spiritual endeavor combines my love of public speaking, strong writing skills, and my abiding faith in the divine and the conviction that we are sacred.  

Diversity + the Divine  

I was raised in--and still practice--the Protestant Christian tradition. I believe, however, there are many paths to the divine. I am ready to accept the presence or absence of faith. I am comfortable in any cultural or religious tradition, including atheism, agnosticism, and secular humanism.  I can and get along with just about anyone.  

I grew up in the midwest, spent time out east, and now live here in San Francisco.  I am a bi-racial and well-traveled woman, eager to learn about the traditions that matter to you and your partner.


I am ordained by American Marriage Ministries, a non-profit, interfaith and non-denominational church.  American Marriage Ministries believes that the choice of wedding officiant belongs to the couple.  Read more about this ordination here.

a little about me

I am 31 years old.  I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan—a small city in southwest Michigan.  I attended the University of Michigan for undergrad, directed a faith-based non-profit in Kalamazoo, and then headed to pursue a graduate degree in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

After a few years in Long Beach, California, my partner and I settled here in San Francisco.  I enjoy my day job as a city planner, as well as my hobbies: politics, performance, and being outdoors!

Photo:  David Leong Photography


contact rachael!

Not quite ready to book a free consultation?  Have some questions or ideas?  

Feel free to use this form or send an email to Rachael@officiallyhitched.com. Or call me at (628) 400-2684.

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