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Testimonials

I have been working with First Impressions Party Linens since I started my business in 1995. We go back a long way. I have always enjoyed and valued my relationship with Elaine and Jamie. Because we have them in our corner, Delectables by Holly is a stronger team. They are helpful and knowledgeable and work beautifully with both my associates at Delectables by holly and my customers. Their linens are lovely and always in great shape. I can not recommend their services enough.

Holly McLelland
Delectables by Holly Catering

If you want personal attention and customer service, First Impressions is the only Charlotte resource for linens. They go above and beyond to work within your budget and help you create a beautiful event. I've worked with them almost exclusively for more than 20 years and have never been disappointed.

Jayne King
Jayne King Meetings & Events

First Impressions has always been our first choice for linens. The ladies there are incredible and they have always gone the extra mile for our brides. The last time I was there, Ruth very patiently displayed linen after linen until our bride found the exact one she had been envisioning for her wedding. And then she proceeded to work with me until I found the perfect shade of purple for a bridal shower - all this with a smile on her face. I love going to their shop and always feel very welcomed. We would never dream of going elsewhere for linens!

Kelly Martin
Head Over Heels Event Planning & Decor

Elaine and Jamie are the premier partnership providing fine linen to event professionals in the Queen City and Beyond! You always have what we’re looking for in specialty linen that adds style and elegance to the client’s special occasion. Your client services, relationships and extensive inventory of fashion-forward linen is what sets First Impressions apart. You are a joy to work with and a rare find!

Jackie Corbett
Signature Events Studio

On behalf of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help and generous discount that you offered for the Red Tie Gala this past Friday. The event was a huge success and helped raise a lot of money for the cause, and we received many compliments on the linens, especially the beautiful red sashes.



We absolutely loved working with First Impression Linens, and would love to work with you again for the event next year!

Julia
Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte

The variety of patterns, colors, and textures of your linens have been the Wow-Factor of our events at the Gantt!
And your Wow-Factor customer service never fails.

Portia Kee
The Harvey B Gantt Center

We have worked with First Impressions for years now and are always 100% happy with the results. Their kind employees, wonderful customer service and willingness to always help is amazing. They are always quick to make wonderful recommendations to create a beautiful and successful event. Working with First Impressions is truly one of the greatest joys we have experienced being in the event planning industry.

Allison Brown Lancaster
Creative Solutions Special Events

First Impressions has always been our "go to" local linen source. Elaine and Jamie and their team have always gone "over and beyond" to provide us with great service, quality linens and open to accommodating our every request . Whether is is an event for 25 or 1000 they rise to every opportunity to provide us with great linens!!

Janet Woodson
La-tea-das Catering

First Impressions is always readily available to assist with my linen orders and handles everything very efficiently. They have a beautiful selection of linens and always in the size I am looking for. I would (and do) recommend them often to my vendors and clients

Alli Hall, MBA, Meeting and Event Manger
The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge

I love working with First Impressions Party Linens! Elaine and Jamie combine incredible service and realistic pricing. I rely on them for everything from basic linens to special custom orders - and they deliver every time! The Charlotte events market is lucky to have such a wonderful, locally owned and operated linen partner!

Jennifer Wouters
Soirée Charlotte

We love working with Elaine, Jamie and their team. They are prompt, responsive and always super friendly! Not to mention we never have to worry about holes or wrinkles in our linens.

Melissa Swanson
Occasions Catering

First Impressions has the best customer service in town. The entire staff is friendly and helpful and has great taste when a client is not sure what direction to take. I love working with them.

Caren Hill
The Ultimate Goodie Bag

As a Catering Manager, I wouldn’t send a client anywhere else! Jamie is very helpful and provides great suggestions.
The quality of not only the linens but the service has made our clients very happy over the years.

Cori Lee, Catering Manager
Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotels

Elaine and Jamie at First Impressions are always dedicated to go above and beyond to assist with brides as well as corporate clients on event needs. From suggeting colors of the season, to showing how they blend together. They always work with our staff on set up times. I love going to their shop, always friendly, smilling and willing to squeeze us in for last minute needs!

Celine Fortenberry, Director of Catering
Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotels

I personally would recommend First Impressions for any specialty linen. What separates them from the competition is there quality of linen, superb customer service, and there willing to go the extra mile that makes the event look like a picture out of a magazine

Barry Klapish, FMP, Director of Food & Beverage
SAVOR

First Impressions has always been willing to work with our sometimes last minute needs, and offers great products at reasonable prices. We were able to host a beautiful holiday party for our associates the last couple of years thanks to the options they provide as well. I always know linens will be the least of my worries when planning an event and can always rely on First Impressions coming through!

Jennifer Fries, Sales Coordinator
Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport

First Impressions is hands down the best linen company in Charlotte! I have used them for years and have always been 100% satisfied with the quality of the linen and the outstanding customer service! The entire staff makes it a point to get to know you and make you feel welcomed. First Impressions is your only stop for great service and quality linen!

Caitlin Miller, Clubhouse Manager
Rolling Hills Country Club

First Impressions is our first stop for catering linens. They have a wonderful selection from which to choose, whether the need is 2 to 50 pieces. With Elaine’s experience, she is always knowledgeable regarding sizes and color combinations. We also refer clients to First Impressions for selecting linens for any type of event. In addition, pick-up and return requires no waiting time, which is a big plus with our busy schedule.

Elise Barksdale
Encore Catering

When I am looking for linen, First Impressions is my first phone call! They have become my “go to” linen store. Always accommodating and willing to help make things happen. Love their selection and prices.

Elizabeth Frost
Quail Hollow Club

What People Say

First Impressions has always been our first choice for linens. The ladies there are incredible and they have always gone the extra mile for our brides. The last time I was there, Ruth very patiently displayed linen after linen until our bride found the exact one she had been envisioning for her wedding. And then she proceeded to work with me until I found the perfect shade of purple for a bridal shower - all this with a smile on her face. I love going to their shop and always feel very welcomed. We would never dream of going elsewhere for linens!

Kelly Martin
Head Over Heels Event Planning & Decor

Jamie Clemons