Prepping can be difficult. Sometimes, people don't even know HOW to prep for whatever it is they need to prep for, whether it's a wedding, Christmas, Easter, etc... Sometimes, I even have a hard time prepping for events. But the point is to just try to be there, whether it's for your sibling's wedding, a relative's funeral, or etc. Yeah, going to an event like that, people expect you to be dressed, and I'm not saying that you shouldn't, but when you don't have much time to prep, it's better to be there than not! My point, there's ALWAYS that time in life that you're going to have to make a choice of either being there or not be there, and you're mostly going to want to never miss that opportunity, especially when it involves family! Normally, the only time one does not have time to prep for is when you're given very little notice, or you have to make a quick decision. If you're prepping Christmas dinner for, let's say, 20 people, you will prepare yourself by grocery shopping in advance. You will make your list to calculate everything you'll need. What you WON'T be prepped for is that an hour before everyone is to arrive, you get a couple of phone calls that 15 of the 20 people can't make it. Now you have food for 20 people and 15 of them won't be showing up. You can take the opportunity to now ask people who you NOW think will come, leaving those people less time to prep as well for them to come to your place for supper. One shortcoming can lead to other shortcomings for yourself or for others. And the same is true for the opposite! Here's another example of how of how prepping ahead of time is beneficial to you. When you're prepping for a camping trip. Making your list and checking it twice will let you know if you forgot the ICE! HAHA! See what I did there?!?! If you're planning trips like this, it's crucial to start in advance so that when the time comes, your trip is stress-free and pleasant. The only time you wouldn't need to make special plans is wen you're taming a drive out in the country.