According to a new survey by GoBankingRates.com, it actually costs more to be a groomsman than a bridesmaid.
Here are five stats from the survey:
The average best man spends almost twice as much on the bachelor party as the maid of honor spends on the bachelorette. $999 compared to $552.
31% of groomsmen also spend at least $200 on a wedding gift, compared to just 20% of bridesmaids. And somehow, guys even spend slightly more on incidentals, like shoes and haircuts.
But in general, women are a little more likely to go over-budget when they’re in a wedding. 32% end up spending more than they expect to, compared to 28% of men.