I'm in a wedding this weekend, and the rehearsal starts at 4:30 today, and it's 3 1/2 hours away. Also note that the entire wedding party is from where I live, so we are all traveling that far. Obviously, I had to take off work. Is 4:30 normal for a rehearsal? I'm kind of pissed that I had to vacation time just to drive to a rehearsal.. But oh well. Seems a little ridiculous to have it that early when everyone in the wedding party is coming from so far.
We started our rehearsal at 5:30 for a 7:30 wedding, and it still felt a little pressed for time, so an extra hour seems reasonable.
The bride and groom are probably taking some photographs after the rehearsal but before the wedding while the sun is still out. that eats up a lot of time.
eta: misread the OP; thought the wedding was tonight too. Yeah it's probably a scheduling conflict with another wedding.
This post was edited on 4/26 at 9:13 am