My soon-to-be step daughters are involved in a large summer theater group. While out of thoughtfulness to us, the group did not schedule a production on our wedding date, there are, however, performances the Thursday night and Friday night before --when the usual rehearsal would be.
Would it be really weird to have the rehearsal on the Wednesday before a Saturday wedding?? All people who need to be there could meet that day.
If we stayed with tradition and did it Friday we would have to do it midafteroon and the girls would miss the dinner.