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Turns Out, It Costs More To Be A Groomsman Than A Bridesmaid

But #RealTalk, it's expensive either way.

When all is said and done, it turns out groomsmen shell out more on wedding duties than bridesmaids -- at least according to a survey of 1,005 people by finance and banking website GOBankingRates.

Let these handy infographics guide you through bridesmaid's and groomsmen's spending habits:

1. Clothing

According to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gobankingrates/">GOBankingRates</a>, men ages 18 to 24 spend&nbsp;$314.26 on average&nbsp;on tuxes, the most of any age group in the survey.
According to GOBankingRates, men ages 18 to 24 spend $314.26 on average on tuxes, the most of any age group in the survey.

2. Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

Best men spend more than twice as much as regular groomsmen&nbsp;&mdash; $998.78 on average, while women serving as maid of honors spend an average of $552.33.
Best men spend more than twice as much as regular groomsmen — $998.78 on average, while women serving as maid of honors spend an average of $552.33.

3. Wedding Gifts

"A&nbsp;greater percentage of bridesmaids than groomsmen said they didn&rsquo;t buy the couple any gifts &mdash; 6 percent versus 3 percent, respectively. And 16 percent of bridesmaids said they spent less than $50 versus just 9 percent of groomsmen,"&nbsp;according to&nbsp;GOBankingRates.
"A greater percentage of bridesmaids than groomsmen said they didn’t buy the couple any gifts — 6 percent versus 3 percent, respectively. And 16 percent of bridesmaids said they spent less than $50 versus just 9 percent of groomsmen," according to GOBankingRates.

4. Incidental Wedding Costs

Incidental wedding costs include&nbsp;items for bridal shower games, shoes, makeup artist and hair stylist fees and travel to and from destination weddings.
Incidental wedding costs include items for bridal shower games, shoes, makeup artist and hair stylist fees and travel to and from destination weddings.

Bridesmaids are more likely to go over budget; 32 percent of bridesmaids said the total amount they spent was more than they budgeted or expected to pay, while only 28 percent of groomsmen said the same.

Here's a handy chart to keep overspending at bay:

Goofy Groomsmen Photos

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