Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Vendor Spotlight - Connie Duglin Speciality Linen

Today I am featuring Connie Duglin Speciality Linen & Chair Cover Rental. Rachael Kimbler, the Account Executive for the Atlanta Division has stopped by today to tell us more about Connie Duglin.
Lemiga: How long has Connie Duglin been in business and servicing the Atlanta area?

Rachael: Connie Duglin Specialty Linen has been in business for over 20 years. We have had accounts in the greater Atlanta area and Georgia for many years but just recently established a Georgia Division of the company in January of 2008.

Lemiga: Do you have plans to open an Atlanta showroom?

Rachael: We do plan on opening an Atlanta showroom open to wholesale clients and also to retail clients by appointment-only in the Fall of 2008. The location and exact date is to-be-determined but we look forward to a great place to show off our beautiful linens!

Lemiga: What makes Connie Duglin different from other linen rental companies?

Rachael: We are different from other linen companies in several different areas. We focus 90% of our marketing efforts towards wholesale business and offer many unique services that benefit our business clients. As a business client, you’ll have your own Account Executive who will personally handle all of your orders and account information. For all of our clients, we offer a huge selection of colors and types of linen…everything from your everyday solid linen to high-end specialty linens. We also offer linen appointments for our retail brides. Instead of sending you a few swatches after 2-3 weeks of waiting and then calling in your order to a customer service rep, you can make an appointment with a Linen Representative and choose from all of the swatches available at once. Lastly and most importantly, we offer competitive pricing combined with an straight-forward and easy ordering process!

Lemiga: What types of linen products do you offer?

Rachael: We offer table linens, chair covers, sashes, runners and napkins in everything including solids, imperial stripes, crushed romance or “bichon”, pintuck, and array of sheer overlays. We are bringing on a ton of new fabrics this summer such as bengaline, crinkle taffeta, eyelash pintuck and several new colors in our most popular linens!

Lemiga: Choosing linens can be overwhelming for some people given all the choices and products on the market. Any advice on how to make it easier to decide what type of linen is right for your wedding or event?

Rachael: My advice to brides is to determine your color scheme first. Then when you have your linen appointment, we will only show you the options that will work with your event. Also, come with your budget in mind and communicate that to your linen representative; with so many options in our inventory, we can tailor our linens to fit most budgets! Finally, if you have pictures of your dream wedding or swatches of other colors included in the wedding, those also help to narrow down the options. Linens can make any event pop, so the more information we have the better able we are to help you make the best decision!

Thanks so much Rachael for taking the time out to talk to us about Connie Duglin Speciality Linen and providing some insight on choosing linens for weddings and events.

Connie Duglin will be showcasing all of their newest linen selections at our Open House Soiree on August 24th at The Solarium. So be sure to come out and meet Rachael and to see firsthand the range of linens that Connie Duglin has to offer.

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