One image is of the couple gliding out onto the dance floor, waltzing gracefully with the bride's gown billowing like Anna's dress in the famous waltz scene in The King and I. If that's your fantasy, it's sure to take some work to pull off. Some words of warning: Not every ballad is a waltz.I may not know much about planning a wedding reception. I may know very little about dancing. But I do know my showtunes. It is certainly true that "Not every ballad is a waltz," and guess what? Neither is "Shall We Dance." It's a polka. (Right now I'm hearing Constance Towers in my head: "Oh, it's really veddy simple, the polker, it goes 'one-two-three-and one-two-three-and one-two-three-and one!")
Anyway, I would never aspire to anything so grand. I think we'll be doing the Laendler instead.