FI and I were discussing on what we should to for the "Unity" part of our ceremony. We've run through the tree planting, sand, love letter, etc ones, and although we like them, they don't stand out to us. We are heavy believers in the Red String of Fate idea, which comes from Chinese folklore of Gods tying a red string to a couple's ankles (or in the Japanese tradition, the little fingers) and is meant to represent how these two individuals are to meet and be with one another.
Would this be too much for a unity ceremony? FI also wants to try and keep his parents from participating in anything as well, since they are not social people and don't want spotlight (Which I'm kind of sad about, but oh well). We were thinking of having our officiant say some words while we each tie a red string on each others' pinky fingers, and then handing her a letter to each other to be saved until our 1 year anniversary.