Being the sister of the bride is an important job, probably one of the most important during a wedding. The bride's sister is supposed to be the family's rock, the one person who knows everything. But she's human too and needs a helping hand now and then. So if your sister is getting married soon, you need to know a few things. It's not going to be all rose petals and laughter. It's also going to be whole lot of thorns and cursing. But it's your sister's wedding and you love her. Yes, you do. Don't deny it. No, you can't run away and come back when it's all over. It's time to get to work.
Your first job will be to help the bride and groom tread the tricky path of telling their respective parents. This is the first instance of being caught between a rock and a hard place. Try not to kill anyone.
Once that's done and out of the way, it's time to start planning. A few months before the wedding, the madness begins and you will be the CEO of the madness. In an effort to keep the bride as stress-free as possible, you will probably take on more than you ever have and will regret it but won't give it up. Complaining will do you no good, so, might as well smile through it all.