START Saying “NO!”
I know, I know, you’re the one everyone expects to say yes, but surprise them and say, “I’m sorry but I cannot do this at this time.” And then you can always add “But I do know a great planner/caterer who probably can, here’s their phone number 244-2870.”
Hey, you there!
Ok, so you said yes again (dang it), asking for help is totally legit. And having an idea of what you’re asking help with – a few pertinent details – and who you’re asking – a dependable type - will help prevent the stressors of half-hearted follow through and/or the dreaded last minute back out.