My plan is to join everyone at cocktail hour and make my rounds there to say hello. This means no receiving line and no visiting tables (other then to the elderly who may not be up and about). Anyone else who wants to see me can still come up to me at any time or preferably find me on the dance floor. The past few weddings I have been to the couples did not come to the tables (some were not even at the cocktail hour at all and also did not have a receiving line). However, my mom and grandmom are appalled at my plans. My mom even said her and my dad are expected to go to all of the tables (what??). I am having about 200 people and one friend told me it took her about 45 minutes to visit all the tables. I'm sure the day will be a blur and I want to enjoy it, not spend 1/4th of the reception walking around to tables.
Summary: Do I have to visit every table during the reception?