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First City Events

Savannah , GA

LOCATION

First City Events
Savannah, GA US 31401 (map)

PHONE

912-695-0087

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

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First City Events established 2003, has produced countless events in Savannah and beyond. Known by clients and vendors alike as highly... Read more
professional-creative-stress free
First City Events established 2003, has produced countless events in Savannah and beyond. Known by clients and vendors alike as highly professional and creative. First City Events is able to take diverse visions from modern chic to vintage glam and make them a stress free reality. Also providing the areas top DJs!"

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
as our clients say "NOT cheesy"
What is your usual attire?
Black dress pants, black dress shirt and white tie
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
we speak with you about your music requests in advance. If we do not have one of the songs you are looking for we do our very best to get it for you. Rarely do we need the couple to provide it themselves.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
2 hours
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
yes.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
yes
Do you bring your own equipment?
yes
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Minimum of 30 minutes, but we like to get there 1 hour prior as to make sure we are ready to go for your event. We can bring our own table, if one is not provided.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
This is up to the client. Our basic DJ package includes announements. Our DJ/MC package is much more interactive for those who want someone to get out on the dance floor and lead the crowd.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
no
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
yes

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Chair Covers, Decor, Lights, Linens
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
Do you provide customary wedding items, such as Chuppahs or Mandaps?
we can create custom items for you
Do you have a minimum order size for delivery?
$500 if not combined with one of our other services i.e. entertainment or planning

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We specialize in planning weddings that are custom and unique to the the dreams of our clients.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We have coordinated weddings large and small.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
The answer to this increases every weekend. Some (but not all) of them include: Vick's on the River,First City Club, Wilmington Island Club, Westin, Desoto Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Forstyth Park and many other squares/parks, Ships of the Sea Museum, Tybee Island Beach...

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and her team went above and beyond to help make my wedding day run as smooth as possible! First City Events provided month-of and day-of planning services for my wedding. From the get-go, Bonnie was very informative and helpful. My mother and I met with her in person as well as communicated with her over e-mail prior to the wedding weekend and she offered advice when needed and was very receptive to all of our ideas. At the rehearsal, Bonnie and her team helped to make it run smoothly and to ensure that we did everything that was needed. For the day of the wedding, they set everything up wonderfully and helped put us all at ease. Overall, they truly helped make my wedding day run smoothly so that we could enjoy it as much as possible. I highly recommend First City Events for any planning services you may need!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and her staff are a joy to work with. They were so on top of things and went the extra mile to make my daughter's wedding such a beautiful occasion!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cole
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Jeff was a blast to work with and did an amazing job DJ-ing for my wedding party. He was very flexible and was a real crowd pleaser with what he chose to play. Jeff is a very talented DJ and isn't one to just push play and sit back. He mixes songs into others creating a seamless flow from one song to the next and keeping everyone on their feet.
Services Used: DJ
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Bryant was so easy to work with and a great DJ! He helped make our wedding so much fun. Always on time with emails and phone calls. So great!!
Services Used: DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
First City Events is a wonderful company run by amazing people! Bonnie was such a delight from the moment I called to ask for more information. She was kind, patient and always returned my calls quickly when I had questions or needed advice! Jeff was our DJ and one of the coolest people my husband and I have ever met. He was amazing!! The music was absolutely perfect and he kept everyone dancing all night! Our family and friends loved him and said it was the best music they had ever heard at a wedding. He was also very helpful with all of the wedding announcements, and made the night run smoothly! We would without a doubt recommend Jeff, Bonnie and everyone else at First City Events to all!
Thank you guys for making our day! XOXO.
Services Used: DJ
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B
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
First City Events is the best company to use for any special event!!!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Luke
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Jeff was our DJ and he was fabulous from beginning to end. First of all, he has incredible taste in music - from our first meeting we had an instant rapport. Secondly, he was really excited to work with our personal taste in music. This was extremely important to us as both of us have very distinctive musical preferences, and wanted to be involved in shaping the playlist. Jeff brought his vinyl set-up to our wedding, which we LOVED. The way he transitioned between songs was pure art - seamless and never dropping the groove. When I requested (on behalf of some of the older guests) to include some Motown, Jeff instantly responded with some fantastic choices that got all generations on the dance floor. It was such a relief to know that our dance party was in the hands of an expert. There was hardly a single song that I thought was a bad choice, and I'm a total music snob. In short - we boogied our butts off. First City Events is not the cheapest option out there (neither is it the most expensive) but you get what you pay for. HIGHLY recommended!
Services Used: DJ
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Suzanne
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful experience with Jeff and Bonnie! Very easy to work with, responsive, and reasonably priced. I love that Jeff wasn't simply an overpriced iPod playlist...he thought through the song selections and mixed them together for a seamless experience. I just wish we'd had more time on the dance floor to enjoy the music!
Services Used: DJ
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and her team were absolutely wonderful! I did not have to worry about a single thing. Their timelines and relationship with our vendors made our day absolutely seamless. I could not have hired a more professional, personal and prepared wedding coordinator.
Additionally, we hired our DJ through First City Events. He made the party. :). He took requests from our families and friends, on top of the great playlist already prepared, and even made it possible for a friend to serenade us.
Wonderful job all around!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Kathleen
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and her team were an invaluable part of my wedding day. My parents and now husband were a bit skeptical of the value add of a day-of-coordinator leading up to the event. There were no doubts about it after the wedding day. My venue did not have an in-house planner, so Bonnie and her team pulled everything together the day of, setting everything up perfectly and making sure all of the moving parts came together seamlessly. From coordinating the rehearsal the night before to helping my parents call AAA after locking the keys in the car (oops!), they added amazing organization and a sense of calm to my wedding day. I was truly able to sit back and just enjoy!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sharon
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I used them for my planning services and was exceptionally pleased. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. I would love to have used them for my dj services but they were already full that weekend. I had briefly considered skipping on the planner but am very happy I didn't! I would definitely recommend their services!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I contracted with First City Events for a variety services for my daughter's destination wedding in Savannah. Bonnie was our Day of Coordinator. She and Katie were supporting us the day of our wedding, and they were wonderful to have as support on the wedding day. Katie spent time at the Savannah home we rented for the weekend to assist us as we prepared for the day. Bonnie was at Vic's On The River overseeing the placement of décor in the space. She kept in communication via phone and text messages. She sent photos of the space so that I could approve the look of the space. Doing so prevented a stressful moment at the ceremony, when she showed me the ceremony space. I noticed that the urns flanking the spot where the Beth, Martin, and Rev. Joe would stand were missing the curly willow. She contacted the florist, and they returned to the site to correct the error. Both rooms reflected our vision for the wedding. Bonnie and Katie also worked with Joey of Vic's to transform the ceremony space into the cocktail hour space while guests were outside for photo ops with the trolley.

Bonnie was also present at the rehearsal on Friday and met with us in early Sept. at Vic's and in her office to finalize details.

The DJ and MC services also added to making my daughter's wedding day all she hoped it would be and more. We also ordered linens for the tables through FCE.

Contracting with FCE was an excellent decision in the wedding planning process.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Brooke
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Our DJ kept the party going the whole night! Everything was flawless, from the first dance to the last! Our requests were all played and the guests had a great time. I would recommend this DJ for anyone who wants to have a great time at their wedding and dance the night away!!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We worked with Bonnie and she was wonderful! When we first met her she was wrapping up a reception for another wedding and she was so calm and collected and was able to provide us with all the necessary information we needed plus more! It was such a pleasure to work with First City Events! They were able to be so accommodating for an out of town bride :-)
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I did not realize how essential a wedding planner was to running a wedding smoothly! I would never have a wedding without one.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used First City Events for our daughter's wedding in Savannah. We live out of town and planning an event long distance can be a challenge. Bonnie Karr and her assistant did a great job, especially handling a challenging minister during rehearsal and the few little things that only a mother would notice. They even added a few special personal touches that made the night even more special for the bride and groom. The wedding and reception turned out beautifully and FCE provided the service exactly as I needed, once I got to Savannah and the event began, I didn't have to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend FCE.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose the "Peaceful Day" package for wedding planning, and believe me it was worth every penny. Bonnie, Bridget, and team had everything running so smoothly on the big day. We didn't worry about anything! It seemed like everything just sort of magically got done, even when we threw a last minute flower circle and super-heavy photo display at them! Bonnie was also very helpful answering my questions leading up to the big day.

Jeff was our DJ and he did an awesome job. He stuck to our playlist quite a bit, but when he did add tracks they were exactly what we wanted to hear! He was also great about helping with equipment for the musical performances we did for our guests. He did a great job of reading the crowd and varying the playlist accordingly.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
First City Events is AMAZING. My April 6th wedding was flawless thanks to Bonnie, Rebecca, and Victoria. I had absolutely no worries on my wedding day. Additionally, during the 8month planning period, they were exceptionally responsive to every email and phone call. They were always prompt and professional from providing and contacting vendors, setting up appointments, giving feedback, answering questions, etc. They truly made my wedding a memorable experience. I could not have asked for better wedding planners! I recommend them 100%.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Olivia
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and staff were absolutely outstanding. The professional services were top notch as well as personable and caring. Bonnie assisted with contacting all the vendors participating in our special day and provided details as to the time line with set up, guidance and assistance during the ceremony, dinner/reception, and break down. Victoria was just awesome. The price was truly reasonable for the services provided. I didn't have to lift a finger on my/our most special day. I/we couldn't have one it without you! Thanks ever so much as it was a pleasure!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Lianne
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked First City Events for our day-of planning and our DJ, and we did not regret it. DJ Tyson was our DJ for the event. He always chose the right song for the right occasion whether it was background music for dinner or full-blown music for dancing. We received compliments on how great our DJ was. He also did a great job on our introductions and announcements.

Bonnie was our coordinator for planning leading up to the wedding and Brittany, Blake, and Becca were our day-of people. Throughout the time before the wedding, Bonnie would touch base with us and provide us with vendor lists. A couple months before the wedding, she put together the timeline of the ceremony and reception, along with coordinated with all our vendors we booked. This was a Godsend; it helped raise questions I didn't even think to ask when coming down to the details of the ceremony. Then for the day-of, Bonnie assigned Brittany, Blake, and Becca as our point persons, and they all did a smashing job. They made the whole day run smoothly, made sure we had everything we needed, and delivered goods to different locations. They even returned our cupcake tower for us.

My husband and I are also located on the West Coast, so there was a time difference we had to work with...but for Bonnie, it was no problem. She always responded to our emails (our main form of correspondence due to the time difference) quickly, and was patient with all our questions. She's a very warm, approachable person which makes her perfect as a wedding coordinator. And did I mention she did ALL of this work while pregnant? She is simply amazing, and she along with the 3 B's made our day stress-free!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Bianca
Wedding:
11/16/2012
5.0/5.0
First City Events are bar none. I live and work in New York City and chose Savannah as a destination wedding. I work in the entertainment industry and had a very clear idea of what I did - and did not - want and was nervous about finding someone not only on the same page creatively, but who could also pull off my unique vision and demands. Bonnie Kaar and her staff far exceeded my expectations. I don't think that the word "no" is in their vocabulary. Our friends, family and colleagues are a hard bunch to impress and they were blown away by what we put together. It was very much a collaboration. I have FCE to thank for that a hundred times over!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Amber
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I never really pictured myself using a wedding planner (i'm very type A and usually get everything done without any help) but hiring Bonnie and her excellent staff at First City Events (at the recommendation of a friend) was THE BEST DECISION I made in planning for planning my wedding! They were always available to work around my difficult schedule, made planning from out of town bearable and the best thing was that I told her my budget, how i wanted it to look and EVERY vendor she suggested (and scheduled to meet for me) was PERFECT. The wedding came out exactly as we had hoped and our family and friends are STILL talking about how great it was! We also hired their DJ services and were, of course, very pleased! Jeff was fun, got our crowd involved and fed off of their energy, really noticed what got people on the dance floor and kept the mood fun!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Mobina
Wedding:
10/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and her team at First City Events did an outstanding job with our wedding. They were worth every penny we spent and more. Bonnie and her staff were nothing short of spectacular from every point.

We purchased the the Peaceful Day and DJ package from First City Events, which was Bonnie and her team available the day of our wedding, and her guidance leading up to the wedding. The staff at First City Events were available to us at every turn and handled the entire day spectacularly. Bonnie gave us her input to every question we had in regards to vendor suggestions or advice on how we should handle all situations. We are not originally from Savannah, but decided to get married there. With Bonnie's help we planned our wedding from NY, for the big day in Savannah.

She saved the day, when last minute the day before our wedding the officient we hired to conduct our ceremony was not able to fly in to Savannah from Boston. Bonnie was able to find a Reverend that fit our needs within 24 hours and was available at every phone call through out the entire situation.

First City Events made the most important day of our lives, thus far, the happiest for us. We both felt completely at ease knowing they were there and they handled every moment perfectly.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Chassity
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything was just like I imagined it thanks to Victoria. She did everything possible to make my day special!! She was very helpful, responsive, and provided great professionalism when dealing with everything I wanted on my special day. No matter the detail, time involved, or idea I had she helped out and gave 100% to make sure it was everything I had in mind. She was very professional and helped with the 1 year pre planning as well as handled everything on the day of :) my husband even made a comment about the great job she did (surprising coming from a guy). I wouldn't have changed a thing and greatly appreciate her time and dedication in making our wedding day a complete success!!!!!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning,
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Deanna
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
The best wedding planning decision I made was to have Bonnie and her terrific First City Events team help plan my wedding! Bonnie was able to understand my wedding vision and offered suggestions to take it to the next level, all the while remaining cost-conscious and keeping me within my budget. She knows the various wedding & event planning vendors throughout the Savannah area and she used these contacts to help ensure that my special requests (caricature artist, wedding favor T-shirts, etc) became reality.

Bonnie was quick to respond to all my phone calls and emails – she makes you feel as if you are her only client and event that her team is working on! She was willing to help with any and all aspects of my wedding – she even helped me stuff all the wedding invites and mailed them for me! On the day of my wedding, I was able to relax (as much as any bride can possibly relax on her wedding day!) because I knew that Bonnie and her team were taking care of every last detail.

We also used DJ IXtwelve from First City Events to DJ our wedding. He used my husband’s and my input and read our diverse crowd to keep everyone on the dance floor well into the night!

Our wedding day went off without one single hitch and I owe it all to First City Events! I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a special event!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Beth
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I grew up in Savannah, and live in Virginia now, so planning our wedding via email and phone was a must. The First City Events team is professionally sound, punctual with responses, and clarified any questions we had. We used DJ Jeff for our wedding ceremony and reception music in July 2012. I was very pleased with Jeff's performance. We corresponded only twice before the wedding. I appreciated his attention to detail, knowledge of music, and resources. Music really sets the tone for any function, finding a DJ who can create what you want is a word of mouth recommendation. Jeff exceeded my expectations! Showing up looking super fly, he set the mood for our wedding, by having immaculate timing for the procession, providing speakers and microphones so everyone could enjoy the outdoor ceremony, transitioning smoothly into the tent, and continuing the ambiance of simple elegance. The ceremony went off without a hitch, and the reception was rocking! I gave him an impromptu "kill the music" during the first dance because my husband had recently sprained his ankle, and couldn't dance for the whole song. I totally forgot to tell Jeff, prior to the wedding. He was cool with it and let it easily fade out. I appreciated him being flexible. ;) His playlist kept the dance floor going for hours; we discussed different genres to transition throughout the evening. We all had a blast because of his energy. He also stuck to our "do not play list" which a cousin came up to me and said, "what do you mean Honky Tonk Badakadonk is not on the “playlist"....need I say more. I was pleased he held his ground, and made sufficient selections. I thank you for your service and would highly recommend DJ Jeff to anyone who needs great music for a wedding ceremony, reception, or party!
Services Used: DJ
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Kaitie
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Our DJ, Dennis, from First City was awesome! We met with him a few days before the wedding to discuss the types of music we wanted and didn't want, and he was very helpful! He even followed up to make sure he got a request list from us, and he made sure he knew who to introduce at our entrance time, and how to pronounce their names. He played a great variety of music, and we had a lot of compliments from friends and family, as well as a FULL dance floor, with younger AND older guests participating! Dennis even reminded us about doing the bouquet toss, which we almost forgot about! He didn't talk too much, he knew just how to get the guests involved and out of their seats - it wasn't too much, he had it just right! Bonnie, who we worked out our contract with, was also super friendly and helpful!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Bonnie for our wedding planning was great! She handled all of the details for the day of our wedding and we couldn't have been happier. Everything went smoothly with all of our vendors, all of the events throughout the day, and even getting everything we needed back to us at the end of the night. When we forgot things, Bonnie was quick to offer to go across town to get them and never missed a beat. I would highly recommend her and First City Events to anyone getting married in the area.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If you are lucky enough to book Bonnie to get you through you special day, jump on the chance!! I chose the peaceful day package...and it truly was a peaceful day! I did not have to worry about a thing! From setting up to cleaning up, to making sure we ate some of our delicious food to getting us tucked safely in the limo, she completely took care of everything! Thanks Bonnie!!

Also big shoutout to DJ IXtwelve who kept everyone dancing all night long! You completely nailed our group and each song made everyone excited. My new husband is very hard to please when it comes to music...and he was thrilled!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Geneva
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
First City Events did a great job with the music for my wedding!! Great blend of all styles, just as I requested! Professional appearance and set up!! Emcee announcements were smooth... and nothing was cheesy!!! I highly recommend this vendor!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We completely lucked out by finding DJ Jeff and Bonnie from First City Events! We planned our Savannah, GA wedding from California and only had online reviews to rely on. DJ Jeff totally MADE our wedding! We aren’t big dancers so told Jeff we wanted more of a “cocktail atmosphere”. We provided him with a short list of artists we liked and told him to take it from there. Not once did we hear a song we didn’t like AND he got all the guests on the dance floor – including US!!! He made our wedding into a real party and we all had a spectacular time because of him. Book DJ Jeff immediately – you won’t be disappointed!

And while you’re booking DJ Jeff, book Bonnie as your coordinator! In the middle of our wedding planning, it got a bit nuts (as weddings do!) and I emailed Bonnie to see if she could join us for a vendor meeting that we were flying into town for – in two days! She responded very fast and said of course. The meeting went great and we booked her as a “Day of Coordinator”. Boy is she more than “Day of”! Bonnie went above and beyond to help out with anything possible – I ended up contacting her for help finding local vendors, restaurant suggestions, salons, etc. Starting about 3 weeks before the wedding she took all my vendors’ info and became the main contact – huge weight off my shoulders and saved me hours! At our rehearsal I am certain I threw 25 new things at her that I wanted and at our wedding reception everything was exactly as I had asked! Also important - she kept the evening right on schedule. Because of her, our wedding went absolutely perfectly and I had nothing to stress about! It was all about my new husband and I celebrating with our friends. I encourage ALL brides to hire Bonnie (and Jeff!) so you can have a stress-free, perfect wedding!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Keara
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
First City Events came highly recommended by our reception venue and since we were planning our Savannah wedding from South Florida, we relied heavily on this recommendation. To say that our DJ Tyson did not disappoint would be a major understatement. He somehow was able to understand the exact feel we wanted for each stage of the wedding, even though we had a difficult time articulating it. The music was perfect and DJ Tyson was incredible. He interacted with us and our guests in a way that was so fun and was not the least bit annoying or overbearing (like I have seen DJs do before!). He danced and got everyone moving and even stayed longer than we had arranged. All our guests kept asking how on earth we were able to find such an awesome DJ in a city where we don't even live! Our ceremony music was incredibly important to me and I am so thankful that he was able to execute our vision and contribute to our wonderful memories of our wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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cyring
Wedding:
3/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Jeff is an awesome DJ! He played everything we requested and more. He made the party.
Services Used: DJ
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nickalmand
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
First of all, I'm the groom. My (then) fiance put me in charge of finding a DJ. We had gone to Savannah to check out our venues (Whitefield Chapel for the ceremony, Vic's on the River for the reception) and Jeff Kaar happened to be in there setting up. Just on a whim I asked him if he had a card as I hadn't picked out a DJ yet. I checked out a few other DJs from our area (we live in Atlanta) but none of the services seemed to be 1) as friendly or helpful as Bonnie and Jeff were, or 2) as affordable. We talked via email/phone a couple of times and they were more than willing to answer any/all questions we had and to make us feel like our reception entertainment was more than taken care of. When we got to the reception, Jeff immediately gave us his full attention while figuring out how to do the announcements of bride/groom and wedding party and all the dances and stuff. I even had planned to play/sing a song for my wife and Jeff was completely flexible and it went off without a hitch. I hadn't really given them too much detailed instruction on the playlist, but the stuff Jeff picked out was perfect. He had upbeat/contemporary jazz for time when everyone was eating and then when he asked me if I wanted him to get the party started I just said, "Let's go," and he took it from there. He very quickly had almost everyone on the dance floor...which is exactly what we wanted. He was also constantly mindful of how the guests and I were reacting to the music and would frequently check with me via eye-contact to make sure that everything was good. I really appreciated that and all his attention to the mood of the room. He was perfectly fine with people making requests and everyone told us afterward how much they enjoyed it and how great they thought the DJ was. Overall, First City Events helped make our wedding day perfect.
Services Used: DJ
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Rebecca
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin! On February 4th I married my best friend in the most perfect Venue and the most perfect atmosphere and none of this would have happened without the help of Bonnie and her fabulous team (Adrian and friends). The first time I met with Bonnie I knew I had made the right decision. I simply showed her a picture of what I wanted my wedding to "feel" and look like and she went above and beyond to do everything that I never even knew I wanted! Bonnie referred a fabulous caterer and everything about our wedding was so Us. Any questions I had and concerns I had Bonnie answered and made me feel at ease. Weeks before the wedding EVERYONE was asking if I was nervous or stressed and every time I answered No because I knew my wedding was in the hands of THE BEST event planners in the Savannah area.
I have to give a special THANK YOU to Adrian. She stepped in and really was fabulous! My family and friends cannot stop talking about how great everyone was. Finding and using Bonnie and the First City Event team was the best decision I made in regards to preparing for my wedding. I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding day the most beautiful, easiest day ever!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Casey J
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Best DJ out of every wedding I have ever been to. Very professional, knowledgable, and friendly.
Services Used: DJ
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Jo Ann
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Great to work with. Pleasant. Took the worry out of the weekend.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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wheelern
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We just got married on Nov 4 2011 and we loved First City Events, Bonnie is absolutely wonderful and everyone else we worked with gave her rave reviews which I totally understand now. She was so helpful before the wedding and during the day of the wedding she ran it and covered everything! I was completely stress free and it went perfect including the reception! I could not have asked for anything more they are wonderful. Thank you so much to you and your staff, and the DJ was perfect as well. He was fun and energetic and kept the party going.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Kim
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We purchased the Serenity package (full wedding coordination), DJ and party favor package. Bonnie was absolutely amazing. Before I had even hired her, she did a phone consultation with me to determine if the type of wedding I had in mind was possible for my desired budget. Bonnie and I corresponded over my 8 month engagement entirely over email and phone. She was always accessible, extremely helpful in making decisions, recommending vendors and kept track of absolutely everything. She stayed on top of every aspect of planning my wedding, even reminding me to break in my shoes. Prior to arriving in Savannah, I did not think I could be any happier with Bonnie and her team. We got married on a Friday and arrived on Wednesday where I finally met Bonnie, my photographer and visited my reception venue. After actually meeting Bonnie and her assisting me on the days up to the wedding/wedding day, I can't even explain how great she was. She exceeded my expectations throughout the entire process. She came and visited with me at the salon while I was doing a trial run and kept in constant contact with me regarding her schedule and whereabouts. On the wedding day, when Bonnie was not with me, her assistant Britney was. They were both so helpful and on top of everything. During the wedding reception, they kept everything on schedule and Bonnie even helped keep my 2 yr old nephew happy. Bonnie delivered everything to our hotel that we had brought for the reception for us to pick up on our way out of town Saturday morning. My family and I are so thankful for Bonnie. She made my wedding day absolutely perfect and if anything went wrong, I think she would have fixed it before I ever even knew.

DJ Jeff was amazing as well. I have been to a lot of weddings where the DJ plays terrible music and it puts a damper on the evening. Jeff followed my requests where I had them and everything else he played was great. Our guests danced a ton and I received a lot of comments about how great the dinner/cocktail music he played was as well. I even asked for a list of his playlist because he played so many great songs. It was such a fun night and Jeff definitely helped make that happen. The party favors he handed out (hats, beads etc) were really fun too and made for some great pictures.

I wish I had another party to plan in Savannah so I could work with these two again. They were fantastic.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Jami
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Bonnie at First City Events was AMAZING for the entire day of our wedding. My cell phone was dead all day, but I didn't worry about a thing because I knew she had it well in hand. I relaxed and had the the best day of my entire life! Many of our guests have told me over and over how smoothly the whole day went and how impressed they were. I highly recommend Bonnie and First City Events for any of your event planning and coordinating needs. Couldn't have been happier. :)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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kristinsmall78
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Jeff was amazing! He was such a great DJ. He was able to talk with my husband and totally understand the vibe we were going for. My husband was constantly impressed by the selection of music that Jeff played. And all the wedding guests loved the music and we had a packed dance floor. Jeff was also AWESOME enough to give us a copy of all the music he played at the wedding. I highly recommend using Jeff and First City Events!
Services Used: DJ
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Ginny Good
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
We were extremely pleased with Bonnie Kaar and DJ Jeff's service at my daughter's wedding last weekend. Bonnie was so calm and helpful and went above and beyond to make it a wonderful day for us all. I feel like it was the best spent money to have purchased the peaceful day package from First City Events. Bonnie and her staff made sure that everything ran smoothly from the rehearsal to the reception. She even ran out to get supplies to decorate the car since the groomsmen had forgotten! The reception was a huge success due to Bonnie and DJ Jeff! They made sure everyone was dancing and having a good time and all the events of the evening ran smoothly. They know how to run a great party. We all were extremely pleased with First City Events and recommend them highly to future brides!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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SKS
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
About the only think that was disappointing about DJ Jeff and First City Events is that we both loved Jeff so much that we wish he could have been our guest AND our DJ :-). Jeff was referred to us by our awesome photographer Teresa at Memories N More because she told me that when her OWN daughter gets married, she wouldn't use anyone else. What better endorsement is that?? We decided to make a trip to Savannah to meet Jeff in person so we could all get a better idea of our personalities and music taste. My fiance and I had so much fun with Jeff that we didn't want him to leave the bar! He was so helpful and pointed out a ton of things that had totally slipped our minds during the planning process. He took our list of "do" and "don't" play very seriously (no Chicken Dance, even though I am pretty sure one of my friends might have requested it!! ha ha). At the wedding, he played the most unbelievable mix that I literally did NOT sit down the entire night. He did such a wonderful job of mixing up the music to accomodate everyone in the crowd and the pictures are proof that VERY few people were sitting down at our reception. He was awesome and you will not be disappointed (well, you might be sad that he can't get out on the dance floor with you!). Thanks Jeff for an awesome party -- we had such a wonderful time. Can we book you our for our 10 year anniversary party?!?! Sara & Jerry
Services Used: DJ
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Brooker
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and Jeff what a Great Team!! Their DJ's are awesome. Easy to work with. Great at responding to e-mails and phone calls. My dad and I danced to a number of songs and Jeff put together a MP3 the same day I sent over the music I wanted!! Impressed. :) Very helpful! I also recommend getting their favor package for an extra $75... Our guest LOVED the favors!! Made for a great party! DJ's were fun and outgoing as well and knew how to keep a party going.
Services Used: DJ
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AtlantaLovesSavannah
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and Victoria were great. They took the stress out of the day-of coordination and I really felt like I could sit back and enjoy everything and have fun instead of worrying about the details. They were easy to work with and really on top of things, making sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. DJ Jeff was great, he got everyone out on the dance floor, young and old, and played everything we requested ahead of time. Everyone was really helpful and nice and took the headache out of many wedding related tasks. I would highly recommend First City Events, especially if you do not live in Savannah and are planning from a distance,
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Jaxx
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
All future brides need to know is to just hire First City Events to help plan your wedding and also to be the DJ. Bonnie, Jeff and their crew were fantastic. So easy to work with and even easier to get along with. By the time you get done they are like family.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Kiki
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
I have possessed a tremendous fear of DJs over the years. Bad weddings, bad events that I managed (many..), and just horror stories that you hear from friends. I put off securing a DJ until it was almost too late. I cannot express how amazed I was with First City Events. DJ Jeff made my wedding. He really did. Bonnie at FCE was amazing to deal with - the service is top notch. She worked through all the initial details with me. You always arrive somewhat nervous as to what you may receive with a DJ - but I promise you that based on my experience you receive the best with them. I was so proud for Jeff to be our DJ - literally everyone was dancing. He created the vibe that I had dreamt of. I recommend First City and Jeff without reservation. You will not be disappointed.
Services Used: DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and her team made our wedding happen- we came to Savannah from Florida for our destination wedding and it was a dream! We simply could not have planned such a beautiful wedding without her; I highly recommend First City.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Leann
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and her staff helped to create the perfect wedding day for my daughter. Since we don't live in Savannah we relied on Bonnie's recommendations for all the vendors and everyone was a pleasure to work with. She was always available to answer our questions and was so great at dealing with any problems that came up. If you want the ideal wedding as stress free as possible...call Bonnie at First City!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Bonnie at First City Events was amazing! I did most of the planning myself but needed someone to take the reins on the actual wedding day. She confirmed all of my vendors the week before, made sure that everything arrived and was in place on time, and made sure that everyone in the wedding party knew where to go and what to do. She also smoothed ruffled feathers of the church custodians. I can't imagine not having her there, she made the day feel so relaxed!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Bonnie Kaar at First City Events was a godsend to us. She took the pain and hassle out of wedding planning for us with great professionalism by listening to our desires and making them come true with great attention to details. Our wedding day was perfect and flowed so flawlessly thanks to Bonnie's hard work. We highly recommend Bonnie and First City Events for their great work.

Pete Fetzer and Alisha Taylor Fetzer
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Durre
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired First City Events (DJ Jeff) for our wedding... and could not have been more pleased!! Jeff was great!! My husband and I have been to weddings in the past where the DJ was crude & obnoxious, and we didn't want that... Jeff was AWESOME! The music was fun, upbeat, and he just kept the reception flowing at the perfect pace!

They are professional, prompt, easy to work with, and will play exactly what you want! Hire them and you won't be dissapointed.
Services Used: DJ
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orion4258
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
First City Events is amazing! I got the Peaceful Day package and did most of the planning myself. I needed someone the day of the wedding to execute all the details I had spent months planning. What I got was Victoria and her assistant there all day - setting up, moving things along, feeding me when I felt dizzy from lack of food right before I walked down the aisle. They were emotional support on an exciting and busy day as well as the perfect crew to ensure that no detail was missed! DJ Jeff was fabulous - his booth was clean and modern. My guests LOVED him and thought he was the best DJ they had ever seen at a wedding. So all in all from the DJ to the day of coordination - there is not better event planning firm that First City in Georgia. I did TONS of research and I am so happy that I chose them!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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lindsay
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
It was so easy working with Bonnie at FCE. I chose the "Peaceful Day" package they offer and Bonnie was available for any questions I had along the way. On my wedding day, she was calm, available and incredibly helpful. Tyler, our FCE DJ, was great and my party was amazing. My wedding party just keeps telling me what an easy wedding this was to be a part of! Thanks again!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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agrayharper
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Jeff and Bonnie were great to work with, and Jeff played exactly what we wanted...there were no mystery songs that made people leave the dance floor. It was awesome!
Services Used: DJ
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Faith
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Vic's on the River was our reception venue, and Vic's banquet coordinator recommended Jeff. Since we planned our wedding in Savannah long distance, it was reassuring to have a recommendation for a DJ, especially one that had a great relationship with the restaurant.

I worked with Bonnie on all of the paperwork and contracts. She was easy to work with, very responsive on e-mail, and we handled everything over e-mail, which made planning easier. I was also able to call her with any questions, which helped me plan and get a sense of what we needed to do to plan the evening with the DJ and provide them songs to play.

Jeff was our DJ, and music was really important to us. Jeff did an amazing job!! He played all of our songs, and mixed them in a great way. He timed music to repsond to the crowd, and was able to keep people dancing or encourage others to come.

Perhaps the greatest thing about Jeff was his open mindedness and patience, allowing my 10-year old nephew to stand behind the DJ table with him. My nephew felt so special up there with Jeff, and Jeff was great with him, allowing him to stay there while teaching him some of the equipment -- a bold move on Jeff's part. His laid back approach with my nephew made him feel great and really special. My nephew learned a lot, and it's something he'll always remember. Everyone appreciated Jeff's patience with him and letting him feel like the cool DJ apprentice.
Services Used: DJ
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Kelli
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Bonnie is excellent and easy to work with! Her organization, personality, and easy-going attitude was so calming to me and my family on our wedding day! My wedding would have been so stressful without her help with coordinating the day. She was totally worth it and I'm so grateful to have met her!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jeff & Steph
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND First City Events - our wedding DJ and wedding coordinator. This team was the X factor that made my wedding one of my most favorite days of my life. The price is well worth it! I cannot comment enough on their quality of service and professionalism. I would highly recommend First City Events as the wedding DJ to have along with Bonnie Kaar as the necessary coordinator. She is open, easy to talk to and comes armed with a team of ladies that made my day stress free. She was responsive to all of my needs and family dramas. She took care of the details that I had not even thought of. She helped me with the rehearsal and day of time line. She communicated and coordinated with all my vendors. Her personality has a calming factor that worked wonders for me on my day. Our DJ perfectly incorporated our playlist and knew how to time the party. He was extremely professional and flexible. We have said to each other multiple times that our wedding would not have been the perfect night it was without these guys.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Ma Rosa
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Bonnie made my daughter's wedding planning experience extremely painless! She was always just a call away to answer questions, give and take suggestions and put our minds at ease. She was a tremendous asset in keeping us on track with our budget and ultimately achieving the wedding of my daughter's dreams. She has a beautiful disposition and will always be remembered and cherished. Once again, thank you, Bonnie!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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kkearney
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception with MC Tyson and DJ IXtwelve and could not have had a better time! They were perfect. We had a mixture of younger and older adults and EVERYONE that was there loved the music. They kept the mood perfect during dinner and then got the party going BIG TIME after dinner. If I could have a million more wedding receptions we would hire them a million more times! Thanks so much First City Events!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Services Used: DJ
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j_aull81
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
First City Events was a great fit for our wedding. We were planning a destination wedding in Savannah and live in Kentucky so the distance presented some difficulties in planning. We decided to go with First City Events and we couldn't be happier. Bonnie is amazing!! She helped so much and I felt like all I had to do was show up for the wedding and enjoy! We rented chairs which she helped facilitate and also rented a bamboo arch from them which turned out beautiful. They decorated the chairs on the beach and at the reception with white covers and blue sashes which were beautiful! We also used First City Events for the DJ and he was so much fun! It really was our dream wedding and we could not have pulled it off without Bonnie and First City Events!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Robin S
Wedding:
11/28/2009
5.0/5.0
First City Events is the BEST. I was planning the wedding myself .Then I ran into Bonnie with First City Events….it was then that I had a sigh of relief. They cover my Décor, DJ, and coordinated the day. My wedding day was flawless and everything was perfect. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful the wedding ceremony and reception was. They said the DJ played the right songs and they had a great time. If you want your dream wedding- First City Events should be the first vendor you call.
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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afish
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was so helpful! I bought the Peaceful day package, and let me just say...that is exactly what I got...a peaceful, fun wedding day, where bonnie and her staff took care of everything, and all we had to do was smile, have fun, and go where we needed to go next. I definately recommend ANY bride to use Bonnie on her wedding day. She is reasonably priced (I interviewed MANY planners), is very patient, goes the extra mile to help you feel relaxed and on track. She is very prompt at responding to any question you may have. I would, and have, recommended her and First City Events for brides to be!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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caseyu125@yahoo.com
Wedding:
7/17/2009
5.0/5.0
OMG!! All I can say about Bonnie and Jeff, is FANTASTIC!! They both did a phenomial job and couldn't of ask for anything better. Bonnie was available every step of the way to assist us with any questions and her responsiveness was great!! Jeff, did a awesome job at the reception and really got our guest involved. If you are looking for #1, call them.

A++++ Vendor.

Thanks again Bonnie!! Our day was perfect!!

Casey
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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debbie.gillespie@lummus.com
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
They were the best!!!
Everything I could have hoped for!!!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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ksujes32
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Jeff was a great DJ, he played songs that I loved during dinner when I had never even suggested anything, he just had a great playlist. All of the songs we requested for the dance were fulfilled and the crowd loved him. Great value compared to others we contacted as well!
Services Used: DJ
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adriennelowerts
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ Tyson with First City Events was wonderful! All my guests are still raving about how much fun they had at the wedding. He made sure he played music that everyone loved and he did a great job of getting all the guests involved! I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. I am very pleased and would recommend First City Events to anyone!
Services Used: DJ
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Jeru
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about our planner Bonnie. We used her for my daughter Nina's wedding. She guided us without being pushy. Was available, whenever we needed her. Called us right back if we had to leave a message. I now consider her a friend.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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erinashli
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I used First City Events for both the DJ services and the Wedding planning for the day of the wedding only. Both Jeff and Bonnie were awesome. They were very professional and extremely helpful. Bonnie, the wedding planner, made my wedding day stress and worry free. I was completely relaxed because I knew she had everything under control. She set up everything for the ceremony and reception and helped with the rehearsal and the logistics of everything. She even helped with my gifts at the end of the night. She is very sweet. Her husband, Jeff, is an awesome DJ. The crowd really got dancing and he even had favors (feather boas, sunglasses, leis, etc.). I would highly recommend both of them for your wedding in Savannah and surrounding areas.
Services Used: Band, Wedding Planning
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Victoria
Wedding:
3/6/2009
5.0/5.0
They were absolutely FANTASTIC! Would recommend them to anybody!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Suzie
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was phenomenal! I first made contact with First City Events when I was searching for a chair rental company. Bonnie met with me during my work lunch break and was punctual and prepared. She offered a variety of options and had the best prices. I shopped around, but no one could beat her pricing and I had developed a wonderful rapport with her. That’s when I decided I needed a day of coordinator. Now looking back, I wish I had booked her services from day one. Our minister bailed on us one week before the wedding and she had a list on hand to help calm my panicked frenzy. She also met with us during our final planning stages with the reception location. She also ran an efficient rehearsal and was able to wrangle together my crazy group of friends and family. The day of the ceremony she and her assistant, Adrian, were always on hand when I needed them. There wasn’t one request I had that they weren’t able to accommodate beyond my hopes and expectations. It was a stress free day and I can confidently say that without Bonnie, it wouldn’t have gone as flawlessly. I received compliments over and over again about how wonderful she did and how smoothly the day went. Thank you for making my day so special.
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Candace
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was amazing. I was not convinced that we needed help but my mother-in-law insisted. I don't know how everything would have gotten done with out her. My day went by very smoothly and I know Bonnie is to thank for a lot of it. Highly recommended.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Chris
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
First City Events provided DJ sevice for us for about 4 hours during our wedding reception. The DJ, Tyson, was well dressed, very nice, approachable, and easy to understand on the microphone. The music that he played outside of our playlist was appropriate.

First City Events was easy to get a hold of, by phone and email. Their website gives a good description of what you get for your money. We give them an A+
Services Used: DJ
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Danah
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Bonnie and Jeff. They are quick to response to my messages and when we needed to meet with Jeff about the songs, he was very flexible to go wherever we needed him to.

The wedding reception went without a hitch. Jeff was amazing. Both our families were dancing the entire time.

It was amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Thanks!
Services Used: DJ
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danielle
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
The decorations were absolutely beautiful! I could not believe how amazed I was when I walked onto the beach. It was like a dream! The did such a beautiful job and it was exactly how I imagined it!
Also, the DJ was great! Everyone commented on how good he was ! He played everything we wanted and more!
Bonnie & Jeff we so sweet as well! I must have emailed Bonnie a million times and she always got right back to me that same day usually! And the prices were great!
Thanks guys! We will be using you when my sister gets married! :)
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Cassie
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Bonnie with First City Events was a wonderful "Day of" wedding coordinator. She was very flexible and accommodating regardless of what we needed. She was organized and provided me great peace of mind; on the wedding day all I had to think about was getting married. Bonnie took care of the rest!
I would highly recommend First City Events; Bonnie really went above and beyond to make my wedding day everything I hoped it would be.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amy
Wedding:
10/27/2013
4.9/5.0
Our Dj Jeff Kaar was awesome! I told him a few of the bands we liked and specified several songs that I just had to hear...the music was exactly what we wanted to be celebrating to for the entire day. Great experience with this company
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Hillary
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
Jeff Kaar from First City Events was out of this world! He was incredibly friendly, professional and accommodating during the entire event. We were looking for someone who could keep the whole party on the dance floor and that he did! Jeff paid attention to what music kept people dancing and out on the floor. He had just the right amount of oldies along with current hits. As a bride, I wanted our guests to have the time of their lives and Jeff was able to make that happen. I would highly recommend him and First City Events for any and all DJ needs. He is amazing at his job. Thank you Jeff!
Services Used: DJ
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jerryu
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.9/5.0
Jeff is wonderful as a DJ. He is not obtrusive and spins the tunes with class and elan!
Services Used: DJ
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Teisha
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.9/5.0
This vendor was great. I would recommend this vendor to anyone.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
7/17/2009
4.7/5.0
My husband and I have been to lots of weddings together and we always get nervous with the DJ. They are almost always corny and steal the show with their announcements and chatter on the mic. Jeff was recommended to us by our photographer, Allison Reisz, and was none of those things! He was professional, played the music we requested, and it never had that uncomfortable wedding feeling that I always seem to feel at receptions. Bonnie also helped us out from the admin end and she was also great. We felt that their prices were very reasonable and we would highly recommend them!
Services Used: DJ
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.6/5.0
Great to work with, especially because we were out of town. I only wish I could have worked more with the girls who were at my wedding the day of, because they were not as understanding of the timeline as Bonnie was!
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Pamela
Wedding:
5/10/2008
4.0/5.0
Even though they played the Nat King Cole version of "Unforgettable" instead of the Nat and Natalie Cole version of the same song for my father-daughter dance, I will still recommend First City. Only because the DJ really brought the party. The colored lights and hats thrown to those on the dance floor was also a nice touch. Aside from the aforementioned faux pas, they played all of the songs I gave them on my play list.
Services Used: Band
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Laura
Wedding:
5/5/2012
3.9/5.0
We hired First City Events (Specifically Jeff) to DJ our wedding reception. Jeff was professional and played mostly what was asked but we're not super thrilled with a few things.
- We did not want a entrance song. We felt that it didn't fit us as a couple and we didn't want it to be cheesy so we asked for just a background beat and an MC intro. What we got was probably the song that I would answer if you asked what my least favorite entrance song would be. He played "Tonight's gonna be a good night" by Black Eyed Peas which I hate!
- He barely said a word! He did not really MC anything, he did not make much attempt to get anyone on the dance floor and he didn't even pump up the crowd for the bouquet toss.
- Email responsiveness was sometimes slow. I had to ask twice for a final invoice.
Overall, it was a DJ and he played music for dinner and the reception and it was ok but we were not impressed. We payed an extra $100 to get Jeff and I don't feel we got any additional value out of this. A few of our family members complained to us at the end of the night that he was boring.
So if you want someone professional and not cheesy to DJ your event, this would be a good choice but if you really want a lively party, I'd probably look at some other options.
Services Used: DJ
First City Events responded with the following comments:

Dear Laura, we apologize that you were not completely satisfied with our services. DJ Jeff's father was admitted to the hospital in critical care the week of your wedding. This coupled with heavy wedding season slowed our response to you. The day before your wedding, he was transported to a hospital in Atlanta for more serious medical treatment. Jeff knows how important a wedding is and did not want to cancel. We should never allow personal conflicts to be reflected in our work and we apologize if it was reflected this time. We wish you all the best.
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Ellie
Wedding:
6/7/2008
3.9/5.0
The DJ was professional and courteous. I sent an e-mail to the company beforehand detailing the song list and was a little disappointed when the wrong song was played at the wrong time, but it turns out the DJ did not recieve a copy of my e-mail from his office so it wasn't his fault. He was very willing to accomodate requests and everyone at the recpetion had a great time.
Services Used: DJ
First City Events responded with the following comments:

I am glad that Ellie found our DJ professional and courteous. He did have the correct song for her event, but the mother of the bride said for him to play a different song.He did not realize that she was not speaking for the bride. I apologize for any misunderstandings in that matter.

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