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Gino Spano

We imagine that as you go about planning your wedding, you’re feeling pretty stressed. There’s a lot to consider, and a lot of pressure riding on the planning process. Luckily, we are here to take some pressure off the catering side, with surefire ways to make the catering at your wedding absolutely perfect.

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Guest Preferences

For guests attending your wedding, the food will be one of the most memorable parts of the evening. Your guests are there to celebrate your union, but when they’re reminiscing about the celebrations later on, it’s the food that will likely stick out. 

For that reason, ensuring memorable catering at your wedding is going to be a large priority as you begin planning. One thing to take into consideration is the huge range of preferences your guests are likely to have. While unique and esoteric dishes can be fun, don’t forget to include options for those who might have diet restrictions.

Your Preferences

That being said, you need to consider your preferences, too. During the wedding planning process, it can be easy to get caught up in the need to satisfy your guests before yourself. However, this is your wedding day and you should include menu items that you actually want to eat. When planning your wedding menu, there should be something for everyone—that includes you and your spouse. Adding touches that reflect your own preferences will add your signature to the day!

Work with an Experienced Caterer

The very first thing you should do when considering the wedding menu is find yourself an experienced caterer who knows what they’re doing. Catering for weddings actually takes a lot of work and creativity to get right. Caterers, who have prepared food for hundreds of weddings, can ensure that everything goes smoothly and that everyone is served a delicious meal.

Caterers can help with some of the tips we’ve already mentioned. For example, ask your caterer for suggestions on menu items that accommodate both your preferences and those of your guests. They’ll be able to offer solutions that can make everyone happy. If there are a lot of dietary restrictions amongst your guests, your caterer will be able to handle that, too.They will also be able to tell you what is easily accomplished for your guests and the venue, and they’ll have ideas to wow your guests.

Creative Presentation

Presentation counts for so much when it comes to catering for weddings. While we tend to focus exclusively on the quality of the food, creative presentation is equally important.

If you were to serve your guests the finest quality food arranged and presented in an unappealing fashion, it wouldn’t have nearly the same impact on you and your guests as it would have with beautiful presentation. Creative presentation of catering can be considered an art form in and of itself, and it’s an art that has been perfected by caterers who service weddings.Remember, we eat with our eyes first!


Our final suggestion for how to make your special day perfect is this: inject some personality into the food you offer at your wedding. Too often wedding catering is boxed in as something that is inherently traditional. In reality, impeccable dishes are not restricted to just the fancy dishes that we have come to associate with weddings.

Catering for weddings can be as fun and as imaginative as you would like. If your personality as a couple veers more toward the traditional, go with it! But if you’re personality as a couple veers more towards the quirky and eclectic, don’t be afraid to include that in your wedding.

Wedding catering can be whatever you want it to be, and with the right caterer you don’t need to worry about it being great–it will be. Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you actually are, and that includes the food, too.

The Guide to Planning Your Perfect Wedding

Gino Spano

Starting with roots in a kitchen at 14 years old, he worked his way up the ranks and by the young age of 17 was responsible for daily events of 50 to 600 people. Gino continued to use his talents to work in catering, banquet and restaurant kitchens across the GTA. His love for Italian, French and Asian cuisine paired with his wide variety of knowledge brought him success in his new venture at Seventh Heaven in 2001. Over the past 12 years, he has cooked many meals for social events, corporate events and government officials. His love for new challenges brought him into corporate sales where he and the Seventh Heaven team won Best Catered Event for Canadian Linen’s “The Great White North” – Facility Grand Opening in 2009.
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