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First City Events is a wedding planning and entertainment company based out of Savannah, Georgia. This accomplished team has been bringing clients' dreams to life since 2003 and continues to treat each wedding as the once in a lifetime event it is. They are know by clients and vendors alike as highly professional and creative. They are also known for helping to make the planning process stress free so couples can enjoy the entire experience of their wedding.

Services Offered

This business offers a variety of services designed to ensure you achieve your dream wedding. Their planners are experienced in organizing a broad range of wedding types, from religious to secular occasions. First City Events aims to be on-hand throughout the process to provide guidance with any query that may arise. Using their industry knowledge, they can match you with vendors that meet your preferences. Further features of this service include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Full or partial planning
  • Timelines and to-do lists

Other Services

To complement their organizational prowess, First City Events also offers DJ services. This team of talented entertainers takes pride in crafting bespoke experiences for all clients. As such, they strive to compile personalized playlists to keep guests on the dance floor all night. Their diverse library of hits includes numerous genres such as rock, blues, salsa, and more. A range of convenient packages are available for couples to peruse, while sound systems and LED uplighting can also be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,250

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Erik N. Married on 02/22/2020
5 out of 5 rating

We hit the jackpot with Bonnie and First City Events

The week we became engaged we knew we wanted to have a destination wedding in Savannah, and to do that we knew we needed the best wedding planner we could find. We needed a planner who knew Savannah inside and out, who could be our partner on the ground, that we could trust to pursue our vision, since we lived in NYC. We spent three - four weeks interviewing planners, who were pretty much all the same, very energetic and enthusiastic, but none of them had a package that fit our needs, and when we asked them to develop a more personalized package, we got nowhere.

Bonnie was the perfect planner for us. She listened to what we knew we wanted, and what we were sure we needed help with. She took care of scheduling all of our planning meetings, and made sure she was available for the ones we knew we needed her help with, and was there to answer any questions we had along the way. If there was anything we were worried about, Bonnie would always reply with "Don't worry, I'll take care of that", we would eventually just refer these items as Bonnie Problems or BP's, and our minds would instantly be put at ease. She was able to schedule all of our pre-wedding planning meetings and tasks into two physical planning trips to help save money on planning travel expenses. (even though we would have loved to go more often, since we loved Savannah and Bonnie even more so.)

As we went through the process of planning our wedding, we found that Bonnie had built a great reputation of respect in the Savannah wedding planning community. Every Vendor we met with would say "We work with Bonnie all the time, and we LOVE her". It felt good to know the network of people we were putting together to work on our wedding respected and trusted our Planner. As we got closer to the date and felt like we needed more time to communicate, Bonnie always made herself available to answer our questions and put our minds at ease.

One of the biggest struggles, with planning a wedding in Savannah, was the the culture difference. As New Yorkers, we were used to getting answer's right away, and Savannah is typically slower paced. Without Bonnie, we would have likely grown frustrated with many of our vendors, and moved on. Bonnie was able to always get us answers, or assure us she was working on getting the answers. Anytime we were growing worried with the response time, she would be honest about it being in or out of character for that typical vendor. In the end, every vendor we chose, that bonnie recommended, came through, and was the perfect choice.

Anyone who would ask us, what was the biggest decision, or what was the best decision we made along the way, would always get the same answer. "Bonnie"! We affectionately refer to her as our favorite person in Savannah. If we trace back any single decision we made with our wedding, or any part that people say they loved about our wedding, it always traced back to hiring Bonnie. Whether it was a vendor she recommended, or her embracing a new or different way we wanted to do something (like how to set up our seating for the ceremony), she was always there to support our choices and recommend people that would support our vision and make our wedding day what we wanted it to be.

Hire Bonnie, you won't regret it!
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Kim M. Getting married on 10/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Ever

Bonnie and First City Events are amazing! My daughter had her destination wedding in Savannah and we had only 2 months to get everything planned. Bonnie and her team made our experience totally stress free and helped turn her dream wedding into reality. They handled every detail and some that we had never even thought of. You will not find anyone better to make your wedding dreams come true!
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Lauren R. Married on 06/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely made our wedding day perfect!

Thank you Courtney and Bonnie! We couldn't have had the seamless day that we did without your expertise. They showed up exactly when they said they would, they took over and created the day I envisioned. We had such a wonderful wedding with the help of Courtney and Bonnie, I can't recommend them enough.
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We've worked alot of coordinators over the last 20 years and communication throughout the night is key to making a successful event. Bonnie and her staff are like a well oiled machine and i would definitely recommend them to any bride that doesn't want a stressful day!

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Bonnie and Team at First City Events always aim to plan for everything and then execute the plan. They always think of everything and are ready to help get the job done. It is about your vision not theres.

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