We’re super lucky here at The Flower Wall Company that we have amazing clients and are always busy hand creating floral backdrops, designing new pieces, and custom colouring our own florals to make your event or wedding Pinterest worthy. With over 10,000 hits a month to our website, we generate a lot of interest in our walls from wedding planners, prop hire companies, brides to be, venues, event stylists and even Fortune 500 companies, so we truly are thankful to be busy with orders.
With all this fabulousness going on, we do get a handful of great people from about the world every month mentioning our prices are ‘expensive’ or they can find walls cheaper. We know it can be a daunting prospect, buying something over the internet from China, and on first glance of flower walls on other sites it’s a perfectly reasonable question or statement to make. To help appease those issues, we’ve created this blog The Flower Wall Company: Our Pricing Explained, to give you a better insight in to the product we create, and why we proudly don’t produce a ‘cheap’ flower wall.
With every product and service you buy, there can be a wide range of difference in quality, materials used, price or craftsmanship to name but a few variables, and the same can be said for flower walls! Occasionally we get told by prospective clients that you can buy a flower wall cheaper than ours on Alibaba – no doubt you can buy a flower wall on Alibaba at a cheaper price point, but it wont be our flower wall. In the same way you can spend 1000USD on a car or 100,000USD, no two flower walls as the same, especially when it comes to comparing us to local factories here in China who make flower walls.
We source flowers from multiple places to make sure our walls are unique – our walls can’t be copied as there is not one factory or supplier creating our flowers for us. We like to think of it as like the KFC recipe – it’s not written down altogether for a reason! Only two people know the actual design make up and flower sourcing that goes into our walls, and we want to keep it that way to maintain the high level of design finished product. We also custom design and colour a lot of our own blooms because we were unsatisfied with the mass produced colour and quality of flowers available here. There is a distinct difference in the colour tastes of western and Chinese clients, it’s not a good or a bad thing, it’s just different. Understanding what a western clients ultimate flower wall goal is often doesn’t involve yellow tone creams or bright pinks masquerading as blush which is something we see a lot of.
Below is a screen shot from an Alibaba store who used an image of one of our flower walls (bottom right hand corner, you can even see our watermark!) to try and sell their own flower wall panels. The main image as you can see has one type of hydrangea, and two types of roses. We don’t use this quality of rose or hydrangea, we know them well and the decision was made a long time ago that they are not suitable for our flower walls, especially the rose as it is polyester and easily warps into unnatural rose shapes. Both this rose and hydrangea are also what we would consider ‘yellow cream’, especially in the heart of the flower, and one of the most common discussions with have with clients during the consultation processes is not to have ‘yellow’ cream flowers. Our belief that is shared by many of our clients is that the yellow cream flowers aren’t elegant or soft enough to compliment other colours typically found in western wedding and event set ups.
Our designs also don’t feature gaps such as you can see in the panel above, on average our flower walls have 110 – 130 flowers per panel and we create them in such a way that the flowers sit nice and snug next to each other, not loose with visible spacing between the pieces. The panel above has less than half of the flower numbers we use, and as well as the roses being different, our standard hydrangea is different to what is used by Alibaba sellers. Also if you’re looking for a super luxe wall, we also have ultra realistic hydrangea with real touch petals which are just gorgeous!
With the Alibaba walls below, we can guarantee our flowers are of a higher quality, will last longer, have a more western colour tone appeal and are more realistic. Peonies are beautiful, but it is tricky here to find simulation peonies that look realistic. The ones used in the Alibaba wall below are mainly a shiny polyester with unnatural yellow and pink tones. In fact we have 10 of the pale pink peonies in our workshop pinned to the notice board as a reminder of what not to use. The placement of the flowers is also important to us, we have a team with experience in floral design and graphic design meaning we think our walls have professional florist look and feel to them. We also use a high quality, durable backing panel that is completely different to the backing material used on Alibaba (own blog post on that coming soon!)
We sell samples of our flower walls so you can compare to the Alibaba pieces to get a better idea of the difference. We know it can be tricky looking at photos, and we are the experts on simulation flowers as day in day out we are working with them, developing new ones and having factories sending us new samples all the time, so are happy to help with your enquiries and questions about the flowers and why on the surface our walls are not the same price point as those on Alibaba.
Our unique value is in our designs and high quality materials, and we know what most people look for when making an investment in a flower wall: the best quality, the best service, and the lowest price. We’ve don’t believe there is a company out there in any industry that can deliver all three, and our company ethos is to guarantee quality and service at the best value. We will never be able to sell our flower walls at Alibaba pricing, simply because we don’t sell Alibaba flower walls, and we hope this blog has started to give a little bit of an insight into how we are different.
If you have any questions about our flower walls, please contact us the usual ways!