Per the suggestion of my father, who says that he & mom had a simple finger sandwich & punch reception when they got married (mostly due to budget) and that nobody is going to want to dance at 1pm on a Saturday, FI and I have agreed to skip the DJ and dancing part of the reception. (This, and also because we are planning to make the 6 hr drive to Orlando as soon as we leave the reception so we can spend our first night together at Disney AND wake up at Disney on Valentine's Day!) So... we're planning to have a 1 1/2 to 2-hr reception and be on our way.
FI still wants to have our first dance, and he has it in his head that he'd love to waltz (which we don't know how to do) to "10 Minutes Ago" from Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Now... he did re-write the lyrics to that song and had it performed live while we attempted to "waltz" (he'd had a crash course and I didn't have a clue) when he proposed to me... but the song made sense then. The original, which he'd like us to dance to, doesn't... we didn't meet 10 minutes ago, obviously!
Anyway... we can negotiate on the song and I've already pointed out that a waltz may not be the most interesting thing to watch... and we don't want to bring the mood down at the start of our reception. But... is it weird to have our 1st dance but then there be no dancing after that?
And what about father/daughter and mother/son dances? I suppose we could do a shortened version... but I have mixed feelings. Part of me is that little girl that is DYING to do this special dance with my dad... and the other part thinks it'd be weird to have even just those 2 "spotlight" dances but then no other dancing. And... I've never ever seen my dad dance... I don't think it's his "thing." So I think he'd do it for me, but possibly reluctantly?
Advice please? Skip dancing altogether? Just do FI and myself? Show the video of the proposal "dance" (which was more awkward and nervous swaying than anything...) instead?
Not sure what to do.