(Closed) Hiring a pregnant wedding planner?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If someone’s body is used to doing certain tasks when they are not pregnant, they will be fully capable to doing those while they are pregnant! She might be a little slower, or need her assistants to help more, but if she wants to do it, and she says she can do it, then let her and don’t feel bad about it. 

Problems usually only arise when women try to do things that are outside of their normal routine. That’s why women who work out regularly are encouraged to keep working out while pregnant, b/c it’s what their bodies are used to…but women who are more sedentary are told to be more catious.

She’s an adult and she knows her limits…AND she has people who can help her out when needed, so while it’s nice for you to be concerned, don’t beat yourself up over this woman choosing to do her job that she is good at and wants to continue working hard at. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@HappySky7:  I manage a hair salon and we have a hair assistant who is due march 27th and was planning to work until march 8th, but she is actually going to be on leave beginning tomorrow. She just couldn’t handle being on her feet all day and her doctor even told her being on her feet could induce early labor. The last month her work has been really inconsistent (often calling out because of cramps, exhaustion and swelling). It’s totally understandable, but I think your planner thinks she will be fine, but at 8 months pregnant, will feel totally different. If she does have other staff that you can trust, then I say go for it!

Post # 5
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633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I should also add that every woman is different. I was just as capable at my on-my-feet-constantly-moving job at 8 months as I was any other time…I worked full time until 2 weeks before my due date, when I switched to part time for the sole purpose of having more time off, not b/c I felt I needed it! 

I didn’t have any complications, though…so it worked for me. My doctor never told me to stay off my feet…in fact, they encouraged me to keep working and moving like normal. There is no cookie-cutter pregnancy.

 

Post # 6
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hear y’all that every woman is different.  I think I’d be more concerned that she seems shy.  My wedding planner was a little too quiet and not “take charge” or “forceful” enough.  She got the job done, but I think could have been better.

I will tell you that I am pregnant.  I was a runner and worked out regularly up until about 18 weeks.  Then suddenly I started getting contractions whenever I would try to exercise.  I am now 30wks and at the point where walking for 5 minutes will bring on the contractions so I have to sit.  She might *think* she’ll be just fine, but you don’t know what your body will do.

Post # 7
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4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am not super fit or anything, but I managed working with animals (some very large) until 9 months when things started to get very uncomfortable and I started to really get muscle aches. I was not “supposed” to be lifting anything more then 10 lbs which I thought was silly and did things I probably should not have. She does know her body best and if it dosn’t go as easy as her last pregnancy, she can probably get an assistant to help her out I guess.

Post # 8
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1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If she has a backup person then think you are ok. My sister hired a pregnant wedding planner. A whole lot of things went wrong. The poor woman got into a car accident she was fine but was put on bed rest temporarily.  Then she went into early labor a few months before the wedding. She was a lovely woman, but things just kept happening. My sister wished her well & told her to focus on herself & her baby. She found someone else.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

If she is what you are looking for then hire her. Being pregnant is NOT a sickness unless there are complications which are not as frequent as you may think.

As for me? The day before having my last baby I was still doing all the barn chores (including mucking out stalls, throwing bales of hay around etc), driving the tractor around the field, pulling weeds out of the pasture…the day of I again fed and mucked out barn, sanded drywall, dug out a massive campfire pit when I realized my water was leaking…had a shower, went to hospital and STILL had to be induced!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You won’t want someone discriminating against you when you’re pregnant (if you have kids).  Give her a chance – sounds like she has a plan in place if she needs back-up.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@HappySky7:  I understand you don’t, but you are if you would hire her except that she’s pregnant.  Let her decide if she’s capable or not.  Just make sure your contract includes provisions for back-up and someone to cover if she’s off work for an extended period of time.  You’re right to be a little concerned, but she still has to pay the bills while she’s pregnant!

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