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World's Oldest Best Man 102-Year-Old takes his role seriously

102-year-old Dan Clements is believed to be the world's oldest best man,but this did not prevent from rising to the occasion.

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The bestman and his wife play

The bestman and his wife


102-year-old Dan Clements was recently asked to be a best man and this was his reaction.

"When he asked me to be his best man I said I would be delighted, and it went from there. I was quite happy to be asked," he told The West Briton.

The groom, Sandy Little, has known Dan, who is a great-grandfather, for most of his life, hence the request.

"I've known Dan for most of my life. There was no other choice for best man. It doesn't matter if he was 120 or 102, it had to be Dan."

Sandy made a good decision as Dan did not disappoint, despite his age.

He organized a bachelor party that included a late night of drinking whisky shots, but was otherwise tame.

He even got kudos on his funny speech, a must for any good best man, and says he last served as a best man in the 1940s.

The couple tied the knot last week not far from where Clements lives, which was a conscious decision made to ensure he'd be able to attend.

Although the newlyweds wanted a lowkey wedding, this was not the case due to the buzz surrounding Clements.

"We're not bothered about the record, it was only pointed out to us at the wedding that he was the oldest best man. It doesn't matter to us at all," Little said.

A spokesperson for Guinness World Records tells The Huffington Post that they haven't yet received an application from Clements to be recognized for the record.

Currently, the record goes to a 96-year-old UK man who was best man in a wedding early last year.

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