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    17 Tips For Being A Better Best Man

    It takes more than just staying sober for your toast. You should definitely do that too, though.

    1. Make a list of duties.

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    In addition to the obvious ones, there's delivering the fee to the wedding officiant, signing the marriage license and much more. Check out this Real Simple checklist for a comprehensive list.

    2. Make sure your suit actually fits.

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    The groom may choose the suit style and tie color, but not looking like a baggy mess is on you.

    3. Get the shoes right.

    4. Clip-ons need not apply.

    5. Wear the best boutineer ever.

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    For you truly are The Hand. Get it here.

    6. If you're booking hotel rooms for the bachelor party, haggle.

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    Saving all the groomsmen cash with a group rate or wrangling some upgrades is a good look. Here are some booking tips.

    7. Or, just use Airbnb or HomeAway.

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    It'll usually be cheaper and it's a nice antidote to the cliche "suite at the Palms" style bro blowout.

    8. On the wedding day, come prepared.

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    Everyone else will either be too nervous or too wasted to think about maybe needing sewing supplies or Advil. Instant stain remover also essential.

    9. Don't trust the ring bearer.

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    Cute? Sure. To be trusted with 2398723 carats? Nope. Give 'em a knockoff and keep the real rock in your pocket.

    10. Do not prance, cartwheel or moonwalk down the aisle.

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    This day isn't about you, buddy.

    11. Keep your toast to a few short remarks and drop the mic.

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    There's nothing worse than a long rambling speech. Also important: don't try to be funny if you're not. IT WILL NOT END WELL.

    12. Don't read from prepared remarks.

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    It's better to just speak from your heart if you get lost. People respond to realness, even if you flounder a bit.

    13. For more speech advice, try Reddit.

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    Yes, really. There are a lot of surprisingly helpful tips in this thread. And only one finger bang reference.

    14. Once the real party starts, have taxi service information ready.

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    For... overly enthusiastic guests.

    15. Don't forget to dance with moms.

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    You should be the party glue.

    16. If you're going to decorate the wedding car, keep it simple.

    17. Above all, stick to your groom.

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    Whenever you catch yourself having a great time, stop and make sure your best friend is having an even better time.

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