Rev. Abigail A. Henrich
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11 hires on Thumbtack
Abby has many wonderful reviews and I cannot for the life of me understand why my experience was so terrible. I really wanted to like her and insisted to my fiance that we should stick with her even after she showed up for our first interview 15 minutes late without an apology (when we were struggling to accommodate to her busy family life, even though my fiance is 5 hours ahead in England we agreed on a time good for her), even after she took a week to respond to us telling her that we wanted to hire her on, even after she responded to that message with an obvious copy-and-paste survey for us to fill out for our ceremony. Unfortunately we did not end up having a ceremony with Abby because we were, in her words, "clearly not a match", but I feel I need to share this on Thumbtack so that other hopeful couples and brides to be can be wary. When I first messaged back and forth with Abby it took her 2 days max to respond. Her lack of communication happened only after we told her we would hire her (of course). After we responded to her survey about our ceremony and yet another week passed, we emailed her again concernedly, wondering if she could not, after all, commit to officiating for us. We got an immediate out of office response saying that she was on vacation for two weeks!! She did not let us know beforehand. She responded to our message a week later saying that she was on vacation, that she wasn't paid enough for "constant emails" (we had emailed her 3 times total after we hired her, each a week apart), and that our contract would be terminated. My fiance and I had 2 months to find an officiant when we started searching. Abby led us on and had us waiting for an entire month, and we had already said no to other interviewed candidates. Now we only have 1 month.Aug 19, 2016Verified
Abigail officiated my marriage this past weekend, and I can't say enough great things about her. Her warm, engaging personality won us over from the first time we met her. Abi took the time to get to know us as a couple and to personalize our ceremony. She also did a wonderful toast for us and found the perfect words to acknowledge the recent loss of my husband's mother. All of my guests thought she was great. I would highly recommend her to anyone.Jul 26, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge extra to attend a rehearsal. My pricing also depends on how far I have to travel.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to meet face to face with a couple once before creating their wedding ceremony. Occasionally this is difficult for a couple so we meet over the phone. After that we exchange information via email.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am lucky enough to attend multiple conferences and continuing education events every year with my colleagues. That said, I hold a masters of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.