11/19/2012 03:12 pm ET | Updated Nov 20, 2012

Men And Weddings: Research Suggests Grooms Want Wedding More Than Bride

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 U.K. adults revealed that nearly twice as many men than women (16 percent vs. 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.

Readers, are you buying Barclays' findings? Let us know in the comments!

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