I have a Rockler table and want to switch the mounting plate out with a larger one that has a twist lock insert. That makes it easier to switch out matched pair bits. The Rockler table's opening is smaller than the Woodpecker plate, and it is shallower. So I suggest you check for the type of mounting plate that will work best for you, then make sure the table is pre fitted. Because I want the convenience of the twist lock insert, I have to rout out the opening and then reinforce the thinner edges of the opening and reset the leveling screws. Without the reinforcement, there is just a bit more than 1/4 inch lip supporting the plate, and no reason to expect it to hold well.
This is why I suggest you make a choice about mounting plate first, then choose a top that's the right size to begin with. It sounds like you're fairly ambitious about your woodworking hobby, so you might as well avoid as many costly mistakes as you can.
One other thing, put your money into the top, fence and mounting plate. You can make a simple cabinet to mount the top on for very little money, using a circular saw and straight edge and fairly cheap plywood. Later you can add door, drawers and dust collection. Great to have your wife encouraging you. Mine has really enjoyed and encouraged my woodworking hobby (addiction).
The more I do, the less I accomplish.