Friday, June 15, 2012

Would you hire a straight male wedding planner?

Hypothetically... would you ever hire a straight male wedding planner?  How about a husband and wife planning team?  I'm truly not asking because I want to be a wedding planner... I'm honestly just curious if straight men are truly putting their thumbprint on the wedding industry.

You can't deny that over the last few years we've seen a surge in the amount of male wedding bloggers and men interested in weddings in general.  Whether it's because the economy has forced couples to work together, or because men are finally waking up and realizing that they're throwing the best party of their lives, my gender has been way more involved.  Some of the most wedding savvy people I know right now are men.

NOW, the question arises... do women really trust us enough to let us help plan professionally?  Women, do you trust straight men enough to accept us into a profession that is dominated by women or gay men?  Would you hire us?  Do you think we are able to help plan a wedding that both Bride & Groom would be proud to call their own?  In the days where you turn on the television and hear all about "man caves" and "man-b-ques" et al, do you trust that we could give you something that isn't a "man wedding"?

Rebecca will be the first one to tell you that I did a lot of our wedding planning.  Not one guest, vendor, or internet troll commented that our wedding was masculine in the slightest bit.  Everyone had a blast and thought it was a beautiful and entertaining wedding.  I think having both my sense of style mixed with Rebecca's is what made the wedding pop.  

Ultimately I guess the job of the wedding planner is to facilitate the vision of the Bride and Groom. I absolutely think it's possible for us to do this!  Please don't confuse this post as me saying women aren't doing a wonderful job in this industry.  You've conquered it and are running it soundly.  I'm just curious, as men get more and more involved each year, do you trust us enough to put your wedding in our hands. 

Let me know what you think!  Would you hire a straight male wedding planner?  If not, why?  How much do you really trust us?  What could we do to prove that we're ready?  Do you think there would be any benefits of hiring a man?  Are you a straight man that is a wedding planner?  Is it hard to get work?

Sound off!!!!


13 comments:

  1. I personally dont have any issues with it, as long as they can show me evidence of prior weddings that captured what i'm looking for.

    However, here's a thought for you: typically, in about 90% of all weddings, it's the bride who is usually working one on one with the wedding planner and speaking with them on probably a daily (or at least 3-4 times a week) basis. I question how cool the groom would be allowing his soon to be wife working that closely with a straight male? Would the groom be intimidated by this person and feel inferior since he may not care about planning his own wedding as much as this straight male wedding planner does? Or would this make the groom want to be more involved, which could be a great thing for the coupe? Or would it cause unnecessary and unwanted pre-wedding drama between the couple?

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  2. I think the TV show "Don't tell the Bride" should have paved the way nicely for dude wedding-planners!

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  3. I love the thought of a husband/wife team! Seems like you'd get the best qualities that both have to offer!

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  4. Yes a hudband - wife wedding planning duo sounds good to me.. but I wouldn't see a problem with a straight male wedding planner too. We have a lot of very successful straight male wedding planners in India.

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  6. The shoes must match the type of clothes that you are going to be wearing: suit jacket, morning coat, linen shirt and trousers or whatever else you may decide to wear.

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  7. I've never met one - and I'm in the industry!

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  8. I think, It's not important to select the male or female wedding planner for your wedding. The engaged people have to see the experienced people for their wedding. Those who want to plan their wedding by themselves. They may try the wedding planner app and plan the wedding successfully.

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  9. Great Post....Useful information for people who are looking for wedding planners services. Great idea indeed.

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  10. If the couple getting married are comfortable with their planner, I don't think it matters what gender or what team he (or she) bats for.

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