10 Movies to Get You in the Mood for Your Bridesmaid Duties

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

This 2002 comedy is about how to survive a big family wedding -- and a large wedding party. Nia Vardalos stars as the bride, Toula Portokalos. Shy, laid-back Portokalos not only has to deal with her overbearing family when she announces her engagement, but she also has to get them to accept the groom, and he's not Greek like the rest of her family.

Even the most seasoned bridesmaid may not know how to cope when thrown into a bridal party with several different overbearing personalities, especially when combined with all the extra duties large, over-the-top weddings often entail. Big weddings are more stressful than normal nuptials, so in times of chaos, try to help the bride by being the peacekeeper and a shoulder to cry on when necessary.