So it's been twirling in my head awhile and now I'm starting to get paranoid. FH and I started brainstorming and decided that we wanted a "different" ceremony. Bear with me... This is an indoor winter wedding.
We were going to black out the room at the start of the procession song, and only the aisles would be lit by candles and just enough around the chairs so people could find their seats. Ushers would help people get seated. We have a procession song (Claire de Lune/Moon River on a grand piano) that's about 5 minutes. First, I had my flower girl (she's actually 16), who was going to lead the procession with a lantern and candle in it. She'd go to the altar, and light a few candles and while she did that an usher "off set" would turn up a dimmer switch which would fade up the lights of the altar made of 3 bare trees with white lights. The rest of the procession would happen, and right before I would walk down the aisle, the officiant would cue everyone to stand, and they'd turn on tea lights at their seats (There'd be a sign and ushers would explain it to them as they seat them). Then I'd walk down the aisle.
I may have inspired that last bit off of Crazy Rich Asians...
All that said... I'm now worried that it's "too much". I started googling and couldn't find anything similar to it. I haven't been to a wedding that did anything like this. On the one hand, I want it to be memorable. On the other... are people going to think it's weird?