Flowers were retrieved from three places. My mother's garden, a field behind a football field, and Sam's Club. Flowers were delivered from Sam's Club the morning before the wedding and immediately placed in 5 gallon buckets. The other flowers were hand picked and also immediately placed in buckets. it looked like a flower shop.
Flowers were also gathered to place in clear glass vases for the tables. The asortment of vases with a bowl filled with lemons were labled with numbers on posted notes.
The groomsmen put all of the muslin tablecloths on the tables as well as the runners.
The runners were hand-me-down bridal runway material that was cut into strips for banquet tables.
A skirt was placed around the head table made out of the same material that was used for the table runners