Make sure you're up to the task ahead of time.
For events that require lots of planning ahead, such as weddings, be sure to look into the available flowers ahead of time.
Identifying ahead of time what is important to your spouse and yourself regarding a childcare provider will solve many potential conflicts down the road.
Call your local dealer ahead of time to avoid making a trip only to find out that you cannot purchase the lottery ticket you want.
Having this discussion beforehand will help you understand what to expect and help you make a wise choice for your pet ahead of time.