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Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
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- Katherine C.
Rachael made our wedding ceremony the memorable, perfect event that it was. She has a calming presence, she is extremely organized and brings with her all of the tools, resources and experience even the most unusual ceremony could want. She co-officiated with an officiant we had hired remotely online to perform some Jewish songs, prayers and traditions, and Rachael was a courteous, amiable, respectful and highly productive collaborator. We decided to have our tiny COVID wedding only 2 weeks before the wedding date, and we were a little nervous that nailing down the details of the ceremony would feel overwhelming. Rachael really made us feel supported and encouraged throughout the entire process, and made the planning phases so much easier than we expected. Even the co-officiant at one point exclaimed "I've never planned a ceremony with so much thought and intention this quickly and efficiently before!" It was all Rachael. Due to the social distancing nature of the event, and the fact that we had family zooming in, it seemed all but guaranteed that we would have to pay special attention to every move we made during the ceremony so as not to accidentally step too close to the photographer or move out of view of the videographer (and the zoom guests). We also decided it would be best to have the ceremony flow through 3 different spaces of the yard, to facilitate social distancing for different traditions. It looked like it was going to be distracting and difficult to feel in the moment while also paying attention to all of these details. Rachael, however, took care of everything, and gently led everyone through every moment so that we could pay full attention to each other and our commitments. We can't say enough positive things about Rachael, we highly recommend her to everyone.Jul 24, 2020Verified
- Yael V.
Rachael worked with me and my fiance to create our wedding ceremony, which also included a love story about our relationship, and our vows. (We chose the combination DIY-with-consulting-package.) She was very easy to talk to and collaborate with, and provided us with a lot of thoughtful questions and resources so we could come up with ideas and write. She gave us useful feedback and suggestions that made our writing better. The ceremony Rachael designed was beautiful, meaningful, and thoughtful. Many of the guests I spoke to told me that they enjoyed the way she officiated the ceremony and her warm presence. Overall, she worked really hard and did an excellent job. Rachael, thank you so much for making the most important part of our wedding day as special and memorable as it could be.Aug 2, 2018VerifiedOfficially Hitched's reply
I could not be more humbled by your review and by the generosity you and Jason showed me. You are such a wonderful couple, and I wish you all the best!
- Alice Y.
Rachael was the best officiant that we could have asked for! She did a great job meeting with us before the wedding and walking us through the process of writing the ceremony. We were both pretty clueless about the different parts of the ceremony, so Rachael really helped us narrow down a vision and what parts were important to us. The ceremony ended up being the best part of the day, and so many of our guests said that it was the best ceremony they had seen! Rachael was so great to work with and was amazing on that day of- her voice projected well and she had great energy. Thanks for making our day so amazing!Jun 22, 2018VerifiedOfficially Hitched's reply
Thank you so much! I had such a great time working with you and Kuldeep. You did a great job writing your story and your vows!!!
- Angela G.
Rachael, was amazing! She worked with my husband and I to make our day very personal and made it match our style. The day of our wedding, we received several compliments on the ceremony and how heart felt it was. Rachael definately brought love and sentiment to our special day!May 24, 2018VerifiedOfficially Hitched's reply
Thank you! I had so much fun getting to know the two of you. You really cracked me up. Such a great love story for the ages! Wishing you the best!
- Kaylee M.
Rachael was my favorite part of our wedding. She is absolutely wonderful. She met with us 3 times before the wedding to get to know us and our love story. She incorporated parts of our story into the ceremony. We had a hand-fasting ritual which she thoroughly researched and made it work for us. We also had a tree planting ceremony - she thought of using a lemon tree for us because it fit our story well. We ended up forgetting our marriage license the day of the wedding and there was no way for us to go back home to get it. She was super understanding and was accommodating when we agreed to meet a week after the wedding. Everyone I talked to said that the ceremony was beautiful, all thanks to Rachael! She just overall went above & beyond. On top of all that, she's one of the sweetest people I've ever met! Thank you for everything, Rachael!Sep 1, 2017VerifiedOfficially Hitched's reply
Thank you so much Kaylee! I loved working with you and Elijah:) You are such amazing people and together you are unstoppable. It was my honor to work with you. Thank you for this awesome review! <3 <3 <3
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Bespoke Ceremony! $1175 Let me build a custom wedding ceremony for you! I'll work with you and your partner to design a ceremony that reflects your union. The most raved-about feature is writing your original love story, the unique signature of your wedding. I get to know you and by your wedding day, everyone will think we've been friends for years! Includes rehearsal! With this package, I provide: 3 one-hour consultations Original Love Story written by me for you Research of topics & traditions of interest Over 8 hours of writing and editing Rehearsal Officiating the Ceremony Solemnizing the Marriage DIY Couture $775 Today, many couples are writing their own ceremonies, but still want coaching and expert advice. If you'd like a custom ceremony at a lower price, this is a great option. I'll provide insight, coaching, and editing as you write your love story. I'll also help identify special elements. Then, I'll run the rehearsal and perform the ceremony for you! With this package, I provide: 3 one-hour consultations 4 hours of editing and writing consultation Love Story written by you with help from me Some research of topics & traditions of interest Rehearsal Officiating the Ceremony Solemnizing the Marriage Made-to-Measure $625 Through 1 hour of consultation and 2 questionnaires, I can create a ceremony that has been tailored for you. While it won't include your unique and original love story, each element of the ceremony will have been selected based on your desires. There will also be mini-customizations and inclusion of details from your relationship. I will deliver the ceremony with warmth and grace. With this package, I provide: 1 hour-long consultation Ceremony Tailoring Inclusion of personal details and anecdotes A selection of special elements to choose from Officiating the Ceremony Solemnizing the Marriage Ready-Made Ceremony $425 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! With this package, I provide: 1 hour-long consultation A selection of special elements to choose from. Officiating the Ceremony Solemnizing the Marriage Officiant Coaching $300 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 a catalog of ceremonies to use in their entirety or as inspiration 2 half-hour consultations 1 Rehearsal Additional Costs MILEAGE - $0.57 CENTS PER MILE $0.57 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 75 mile radius around San Francisco. I will travel outside of that radius; however a lodging fee of at least $100 is required per night. HOLIDAY SURCHARGE - $300 Holiday weekends can be great times to get married. I'm happy to officiate! It does, however, come at the cost of sacrificing time with my own family. Weddings on holidays or holiday weekends are required to book the Bespoke Ceremony or DIY Ceremony packages and pay an additional surcharge of $300.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We always begin with a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about a couple; their desires, the ceremony, and their love story. Then, if there is agreement to move forward into a contact, I will calendar our future consultations. At the first consultation, your officiant will prepare the foundational building blocks of the ceremony, by providing 2 - 3 options that I believe might fit the couple. Each subsequent consultation builds on this foundation and we build the ceremony.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Most of officiated our first weddings for friends. We were selected because we love speaking and performing, and because we can hold the attention of an audience. We also have love for love stories, believe in the sacredness of marriage, and love working with people!