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Forum staff reports, Published November 25 2012

Hot topic: More British men would put savings toward a wedding than a home

Guys, your secret is out: You’re even more excited about the wedding than your brides.

That’s according to financial services firm Barclays’ new research on men and weddings, released last week.

A survey of 2,185 United Kingdom adults revealed that nearly twice as many men than women (16 percent versus 9 percent) would choose to put their savings toward a wedding, rather than a home.

The study found that, overall, 52 percent of Britons would rather put their savings towards property than a wedding, and 13 percent would consider asking wedding guests for a monetary gift instead of a traditional wedding present.

In the U.S., the average cost of a wedding is $27,000.

Source: Huffington Post