The beauty of the UPC sanctuary is complimented well with simple elegant decorations. Either fresh or artificial greenery and flowers may be used. No nails or screws are to be used. Adhesive materials are not to be applied to any furniture or woodwork. Furniture and other existing decoration in the sanctuary may not be moved.
A form detailing the regulations regarding decorations must be given to the florist, signed by the florist, and returned to the church office at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding.
If the flowers are to be left for the Sunday service, the church urns may be used for the wedding upon request of the florist. If the flowers are to be removed from the sanctuary (except to be moved to the reception on site), the florist will use his/her own urns.
Many couples do leave the wedding flowers for the Sunday morning worship service and for distribution to sick or homebound members of the congregation; however, this is not required. Arrangements to leave the flowers and appropriate acknowledgment for the Sunday bulletin can be made with the church office.
All wedding decorations, other than flowers left for such purposes, must be removed from the building immediately after the service.
Candles will be provided by the bride and groom and their florist as part of the decorations. Candles must be the non-drip variety. Proper precautions for safety must be taken.. Be sure that the florist supplies two lighting tapers.
The unity candle is not normally part of the liturgy of the Presbyterian church.
Aisle cloths or runners prohibit easy movement of the wedding party down the aisle and are not permitted.