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How Much To Spend on Groomsmen Gifts

by Chris Bajda October 31, 2019 21 min read

How Much To Spend on Groomsmen Gifts

So you're wrestling with the idea of how much you should spend on your groomsmen gifts. We've been through it ourselves and realize a wedding costs a small fortune. By the time you've gotten around to buying groomsmen gifts, nausea typically accompanies the accumulating price tag. With any luck, your fiance has traditional parents that are picking up the tab.

When most grooms ask us how much they should spend on groomsmen gifts, they’re looking for a hard and fast rule of thumb. While there are some standard guidelines, unfortunately, there isn’t a quick and easy answer or magic formula.  We can offer you data below, but no two groom scenarios are necessarily identical.  Typically, what you spend on your groomsmen is all up to your budget constraints and/or the amount you’ve asked your groomsmen to spend to participate in your big day (we’ll get into the specifics of these in a moment).

Groomsmen Gift Statistics (based on over 30,000 customers)

  • Average spend on total groomsmen gifts = $250
  • Average spend on single groomsmen = $37
  • Average number of Groomsmen = 6.7
  • Average spend peak months July/Aug = $260
  • Average spend off months Dec/Jan = $196

      In our not-so-humble opinions, it’s not about the price of the gift as much as coming up with great ideas for your groomsmen gift and how much thought you put into personalizing your groomsmen gifts.  The best groomsmen gift you can give your men is a day of good hanging out and honoring them with a unique "thank you".    

      Don’t get us wrong — that doesn't mean it’s okay to skip on the idea of groomsmen gifts altogether or that it’s excusable to pass out cheap, crappy gifts to your best buddies (especially if they’ve spent a small fortune on tux or suit rentals, your bachelor party, etc.) They’ll notice, and they’ll definitely feel slighted.

      So How Much Should I Spend on Groomsmen Gifts?

      On average, most grooms spend anywhere from $35 to $45 per groomsman.  In fact, we cranked through the numbers of all the products we sold in the last year, and the average spend on a groomsmen gifts was exactly $38.00.  

      With that being said, the $38 average spend does not apply to all wedding parties.  Here are some guidelines to follow when figuring out how much to spend on your groomsmen gifts.

       Spend 10-25% of What Your Groomsmen Spent

      Again, this isn't a strict rule, but it is a nice and easy guideline to use when determining what’s an appropriate amount to spend on the groomsmen. Here’s how it works: If your asked your friend to spend a total of $300 on your wedding, you purchase him a gift that’s costs anywhere from 10-25% of what he spent. In this case, a groomsmen gift priced somewhere between $30-$75. The more your groomsmen spends, the more you spend, so it’s a more fair way to give gifts that are proportional to the time and money that they put into your day.  But, let’s reiterate this once again — use your best judgment and select gifts that a meaningful and personalized to each groomsman.

      Use Your Wedding Budget as a Guideline

       If you’re hosting a wedding that’s on the lower end of the spending scale and you haven’t asked your friends to fork over an arm and a leg to stand by your side, then it’s perfectly acceptable to purchase affordable groomsmen gifts that hover around the $25 price point. On the other hand, if you’re going all out and throwing a ritzy wedding bash, it’s more appropriate to hand our more expensive gifts to the groomsmen. The best advice here: use your judgment, purchase each groomsman a gift that’s similar in price (showing favoritism isn’t okay), and choose gifts that you know each guy will appreciate and enjoy. 

      We expect that number to be slightly higher per gift because sometimes a groom will only buy part of the groomsmen gift with us.

      Best Groomsmen Gifts Under $40

      For $39.99 per groomsmen, the shot glass and knife box set and this personalized cooler are two of our best sellers: 

      Groomsmen Gifts For Cheap Budget
      To the 9's Tri Pack
      $39.99


      Combat Cooler
      $39.99


      Dangerous Duo $44.99

       

      Weddings are not cheap. Nothing of great value ever is. A large chunk of the price tag depends on location.The Knot’s 2018 Real Weddings Study confirmed that couples spend $33,931 on average. If you’ve got more to spend, Manhattan is the place to burn that money—averaging $76,900 per wedding, which is more than the median household income of every state in the US.

      With this in mind, we thought we could take this a notch further and see how much the average cost would be if we were to cluster it by region, collate the numbers in wedding in terms of attendance and spend, and match it with the average spent on having groomsmen. We did the math and analyzed over 30,000 groomsmen gift orders that came through last year onGroovy Groomsmen Gifts’ website. We’ll show you what we came up with and share the surprising results in detail.

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      But before we do, the question is, do you really need groomsmen?

      When a man chooses the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with, a no-matter-what commitment comes with it. From the proposal to the engagement, before you know it, you’re at the ceremony, close to or in tears, looking at the most precious being in your life walking toward you.

      Everything will unravel very quickly, and you will need all the support and love and encouraging words you can get. And who better to get them from than the people you grew up with. The people who know you at your best, at your worst, and still love you anyway.

      Transitioning to this next phase of your life won’t be too scary if you’re with people you can count on. Your tribe, your closest friends and relatives, those who will always have your back That feeling of security and comfort is something you can’t put a price on.

      Here’s How Much Weddings and Groomsmen Gifts Cost per Region

      For groomsmen, it’s all about being there to be the needed extra hand or, at times, the extra head. It’s more than what you think. Though the best man takes the lead on most of the prewedding, during-wedding, and postwedding surprises for the groom, it’s the groomsmen who can easily put out fires.

      When the best man forgets to book the hotel or restaurant for the bachelor-party weekend, the groomsmen take over. Getting transportation to and from the hotel to the wedding venue, the groomsmen take over when the groom forgets. Or even the minor stuff, like helping a guest or a relative find their seats. Two heads are always better, but adding more for such a trying day is not at all bad.

      We mentioned commitment earlier, and this holds true in every aspect of a wedding. When you commit to one, not necessarily as the bride or the groom, but maybe as part of the entourage or even as a guest, you are bound to spend some of your hard-earned cash. Weddings are more than just dressing up for a free meal.

      Having or attending one in expensive cities is not something everyone can afford. We’ve crunched the numbers for you to give you some basic clues on what to expect for weddings in each state and what the numbers look like if you were to have your best buds with you during your special day. All these and more with a few added recommendations on what to give your groomsmen: how many and how much to spend. The results may surprise you.

      Northeast Region [ Hide ]

      New York takes the throne for highest number of weddings in this region, totalling to 137,843 based on the same Wedding Report. Connecticut leads on average cost per wedding at $35,702. Quite a contrast to Delaware’s 5,711 total number of weddings on the same year but with an average cost of $28,067.

      As for pampering groomsmen, New Jersey takes the cake with an average spending budget of $304.70 for over seven gifts items—making it $40.58 spend per gift. The top 3 favorite gifts include To the 9’s Tri Pack, Your Buddy’s Buddies—Single Blade Knife, and Combat Cooler—Olive Green.

      Connecticut

      Number of weddings: 18,561
      Average spend on weddings: $35,702
      Average gift spend for attendants: $128

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $274.40
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsmen: $40.27

      Delaware

      Number of weddings: 5,711
      Average spend on weddings: $28,067
      Average gift spend for attendants: $105

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $251.10
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $41.21

      Maine

      Number of wedding: 9,706
      Average spend on weddings: $26,211
      Average gift spend for attendants: $115

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $214.30
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsmen: $34.82

      Maryland

      Number of weddings: 36,712
      Average spend on weddings: $33,755
      Average gift spend for attendants: $118

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $288.40
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $40.89

      Massachusetts

      Number of weddings: 36,606
      Average spend on weddings: $35,966
      Average gift spend for attendants: $129

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $268.20
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsmen: $39.88

      New Hampshire

      Number of weddings: 9,341
      Average spend on weddings: $33,612
      Average gift spend for attendants: $121

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $242.70
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsmen: $37.93

      New Jersey

      Number of weddings: 47,802
      Average spend on weddings: $36,943
      Average gift spend for attendants: $136

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $304.70
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsmen: $40.58

      New York

      Number of weddings: 137,843
      Average spend on weddings: $34,315
      Average gift spend for attendants: $133

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $276.50
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $39.51

      Pennsylvania

      Number of weddings: 72,899
      Average spend on weddings: $28,827
      Average gift spend for attendants: $121

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $270.20
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $38.46

      Rhode Island

      Number of weddings: 6,630
      Average spend on weddings: $30,861
      Average gift spend for attendants: $120

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $270.80
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsmen: $38.56

      Vermont

      Number of weddings: 5,321
      Average spend on weddings: $30,257
      Average gift spend for attendants: $119

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $244.20
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsmen: $41.70

      Southeast Region [ Hide ]

      Florida breaks the region’s record for number of couples who got married totalling to 169,578 with an average cost of $20,933 per wedding. Splurge on groomsmen are on a high at $254.30 with $39.08 average per gift.

      Most of the state in the region average to a little over six gifts per groomsmen except for Arkansas—giving over 7 (7.8) gifts and spending $291.4 total per groomsman. Top three most bought gifts in this area are similar to its northern counterpart including the To the 9’s Tri Pack, Your Buddy’s Buddies—Single Blade Knife, and Combat Cooler—Olive Green.

      Alabama

      Number of weddings: 34,816
      Average spend on weddings: $17,216
      Average gift spend for attendants: $86

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $290.90
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $37.04

      Arkansas

      Number of weddings: 31,063
      Average spend on weddings: $17,433
      Average gift spend for attendants: $88

      Top 3 Favorite Groomsmen’s Gifts:

      Stogie Stacker Stogie Stacker Gronkscrew Gronkscrew Combat Cooler—Olive Green Combat Cooler—Olive Green

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $270.60
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $34.22

      Florida

      Number of weddings: 169,578
      Average spend on weddings: $20,933
      Average gift spend for attendants: $96

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $254.30
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $39.08

      Georgia

      Number of weddings: 59,902
      Average spend on weddings: $21,666
      Average gift spend for attendants: $95

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $267.80
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $39.29

      Kentucky

      Number of weddings: 32,065
      Average spend on weddings: $17,607
      Average gift spend for attendants: $87

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $253.10
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.74

      Louisiana

      Number of weddings: 32,384
      Average spend on weddings: $19,681
      Average gift spend for attendants: $92

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $291.40
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $37.31

      Mississippi

      Number of weddings: 16,449
      Average spend on weddings: $15,260
      Average gift spend for attendants: $84

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $270.20
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $33.70

      North Carolina

      Number of weddings: 68,270
      Average spend on weddings: $20,416
      Average gift spend for attendants: $95

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $252.90
      Average number of groomsmen 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $37.11

      South Carolina

      Number of weddings: 32,965
      Average spend on weddings: $20,047
      Average gift spend for attendants: $95

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $249.50
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.06

      Tennessee

      Number of weddings: 57,503
      Average spend on weddings: $18,346
      Average gift spend for attendants: $87

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $263.60
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $34.61

      Virginia

      Number of weddings: 57,319
      Average spend on weddings: $29,196
      Average gift spend for attendants: $106

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $241.10
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.60

      West Virginia

      Number of weddings: 13,728
      Average spend on weddings: $18,228
      Average gift spend for attendants: $93

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $263.00
      Average number of groomsmen 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.85

      Midwest Region [ Hide ]

      Illinois champions the destination-to-be for weddings in the Midwest with 71,439 couples tying the knot, followed by Ohio with 65,076.

      Minnesota ranks number 1 for groomsmen total gift spend at $289.60 with an average of over 7 (7.5) gifts per groomsman. Nebraska spends less but the state tops the number of gifts given averaging at 8 items per groomsman.

      Illinois

      Number of weddings: 71,439
      Average spend on weddings: $25,918
      Average gift spend for attendants: $99

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $287.70
      Average number of groomsmen 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $38.90

      Indiana

      Number of weddings: 45,589
      Average spend on weddings: $21,004
      Average gift spend for attendants: $94

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $254.20
      Average number of groomsmen 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $37.54

      Iowa

      Number of weddings: 19,508
      Average spend on weddings: $23,426
      Average gift spend for attendants: $96

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $284.10
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $37.26

      Kansas

      Number of weddings: 17,467
      Average spend on weddings: $22,407
      Average gift spend for attendants: $95

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $243.50
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $38.37

      Michigan

      Number of weddings: 58,201
      Average spend on weddings: $20,942
      Average gift spend for attendants: $94

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $259.10
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $37.79

      Minnesota

      Number of weddings: 31,664
      Average spend on weddings: $27,332
      Average gift spend for attendants: $103

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $289.60
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $38.51

      Missouri

      Number of weddings: 41,509
      Average spend on weddings: $20,058
      Average gift spend for attendants: $93

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $249.00
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $35.46

      Nebraska

      Number of weddings: 12,036
      Average spend on weddings: $23,488
      Average gift spend for attendants: $96

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $277.60
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $34.84

      North Dakota

      Number of weddings: 4,466
      Average spend on weddings: $26,774
      Average gift spend for attendants: $101

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $248.20
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.23

      Ohio

      Number of weddings: 65,076
      Average spend on weddings: $21,478
      Average gift spend for attendants: $95

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $253.40
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.77

      South Dakota

      Number of weddings: 6,105
      Average spend on weddings: $22,896
      Average gift spend for attendants: $97

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $248.40
      Average number of groomsmen: 8
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $33.06

      Wisconsin

      Number of weddings: 33,109
      Average spend on weddings:: $23,680
      Average gift spend for attendants: $97

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $257.10
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $35.18

      Southwest Region [ Hide ]

      Texas bags the most number of weddings with 172,463 ceremonies held all over the state. Average cost for each wedding is at $24,500. The southern state is also the most generous to groomsmen spending $257.70 total on over 7 gifts per groomsman. Top 3 favorite gifts include the To the 9’s Tri Pack, Your Buddy’s Buddies—Single Blade Knife and Combat Cooler—Olive Green. Quite a contrast to New Mexico’s stats with a total of 11,291 weddings spending $18,470 on average per wedding.

       

      Arizona

      Number of weddings: 40,555
      Average spend on weddings: $21,605
      Average gift spend for attendants: $99

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $242.10
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $38.83

      New Mexico

      Number of weddings: 11,291
      Average spend on weddings: $18,470
      Average gift spend for attendants: $95

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $239.70
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $37.16

      Oklahoma

      Number of weddings: 28,194
      Average spend on weddings: $21,032
      Average gift spend for attendants: $92

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $266.40
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $40.93

      Texas

      Number of weddings: 172,463
      Average spend on weddings: $24,520
      Average gift spend for attendants: $95

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $257.70
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.34

      West Region [ Hide ]

      California reigns wedding supreme in the west. A whooping 247,016 total weddings with an average cost of $31,437each. Surprisingly, Nevada, home to some of the best destination wedding venues in the country, comes in second with a total of 110,216 and averaging at $21,879 cost for each ceremony.

      In Montana, each groomsman is lavished with more than 6 gifts with an average spend of $274.9. Colorado comes close with $255.30 total spend on groomsmen. Top favorite gifts for groomsmen in this region includes the AXimum Effort, Your Buddy’s Buddies—Single Blade Knife, and Flask It in a Casket.

      Alaska

      Number of weddings: 5,373
      Average spend on weddings: $34,298
      Average gift spend for attendants: $122

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $253.80
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $38.95

      California

      Number of weddings: 247,016
      Average spend on weddings: $31,437
      Average gift spend for attendants: $119

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $258.20
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $38.36

      Colorado

      Number of weddings: 36,840
      Average spend on weddings: $27,646
      Average gift spend for attendants: $107

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $255.30
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $37.21

      Hawaii

      Number of weddings: 22,857
      Average spend on weddings: $37,827
      Average gift spend for attendants: $136

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $171.30
      Average number of groomsmen: 5
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $34.60

      Idaho

      Number of weddings: 13,433
      Average spend on weddings: $19,925
      Average gift spend for attendants: $97

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $183.50
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $31.63

      Montana

      Number of weddings: 8,301
      Average spend on weddings: $20,706
      Average gift spend for attendants: $99

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $274.90
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $42.57

      Nevada

      Number of weddings: 110,216
      Average spend on weddings: $21,879
      Average gift spend for attendants: $101

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $238.30
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $38.68

      Oregon

      Number of weddings: 28,414
      Average spend on weddings: $26,175
      Average gift spend for attendants: $112

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $211.50
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.35

      Utah

      Number of weddings: 25,877
      Average spend on weddings: $27,095
      Average gift spend for attendants: $105

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $194.90
      Average number of groomsmen: 7
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $29.78

      Washington

      Number of weddings: 45,218
      Average spend on weddings: $29,511
      Average gift spend for attendants: $111

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $221.80
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $36.01

      Wyoming

      Number of weddings: 4,199
      Average spend on weddings: $26,017
      Average gift spend for attendants: $102

      Top 3 Favorite Groomsmen’s Gifts:

      Leather Money Cliplet Leather Money Cliplet Pack Edge Deal Pack Edge Deal Macho Hatchet Macho Hatchet

      Average groomsmen gift spend: $227.60
      Average number of groomsmen: 6
      Average gift spend per groomsman: $41.50

      The Busiest Region to Wed in and the Highest Spending

      Just so you have an idea on how many couples were on a mad dash to get married last year, the busiest region for weddings based on the data from the Wedding Report last year is the southeast region, composed of West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama , Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida—the state with the highest number of weddings last year in the southeast. After summing up the figures, we found that the southeast region married off a total of 606,042 couples. As for the amount spent on the wedding, Virginia holds the record for highest average on wedding spend.

      However, if you look closer, all the way to the west region, California outranks Florida with its total number of weddings reaching up to 247,016. It is surprising to see this figure as most people would expect it to be Nevada, home of the go-to wedding destination, Las Vegas.

      In terms of wedding spend, the west rules with Hawaii’s average of $37,827 with New Jersey following close at $36,943. This also comes as a surprise knowing that New York, specifically, Manhattan, is known to be the most expensive city in the US. But looking at the data as a group, it’s the northeast region that generated the highest wedding spend last year. Here’s a quick summary on how each region ranked in wedding attendance and spend.

      The Busiest Region to Wed in and the Highest Spending

      The Most Generous and the Least Generous States to Groomsmen

      They were not joking when they said that the wedding industry is worth billions. Last year alone, based on the data provided above, the estimated total wedding spend, based on average wedding spend from each state per region, is roughly $1,258,091.

      Based on the same study from the Wedding Report 2018, we’ve collated the average amount of money spent on gifts for attendants during weddings. Hawaii is the highest spender on gifts averaging at $136, followed by New York at $133, Massachusetts at $129, Connecticut at $128, and Alaska at $122.

      Compare them with the our sales data, the top 3 states considered the most generous when it comes to gift spending for groomsmen is New Jersey, averaging at $304.7, followed by Louisiana ($291.4) and Minnesota ($289.6).

      New Jersey spends that amount for seven or more gifts per groomsman, which means about $40.58 on each item. Same goes for Louisiana for around the same number of items but with a lower spend on each gift, roughly $37.31. Minnesota has around the same number of items, roughly $38.51 a pop.

      As for the states least generous to groomsmen, surprisingly, Hawaii sits at the bottom with an average order value of $171.3. Next comes Idaho at $183.5, followed by Utah at $194.90. Using the same data, we’ve drawn out the information for each state per region for reference.

      Northeast

      Southeast

      Midwest

      Southwest

      West

      Top Favorite Groomsmen Gifts Right Now

      In case you’re scrambling for ideas on what to buy your best buddies, we’ve also collected and ranked the favorite gifts bought for groomsmen last year and clustered these items per region. We’ve reviewed the data we’ve gathered over and over, but surprisingly, there are only two groomsmen gifts that stood out the most from each region.

      The total number of gift items surveyed last year is 744. The most favorite groomsmen gift based on our sales data is none other than the To the 9’s Tri Pack, described as such: “A classy combo that works magic in numbers, this box set collection is a trio that will sing sweet music to any of your groomsmen.” The tri pack is housed in a wooden box, which comes with a money clip, a tie clip, and cuff links—all ready to be personalized. When you’re down to the short strokes with your groomsmen’s overall appearance, adding these three silver and stainless tri can serve as the final touches to complete the classic gentleman look you’re aiming for.

      The second in line is Your Buddy’s Buddies, which banks on the balance of two opposites. Known as the “yin to a yang” and vice versa, these buddies come with a shot glass and a pocketknife wrapped in a wooden box. An unlikely pair but it definitely works for bros with personalities that compliment more, clash less.

      The rest that made it to the state level include the Leather Money Cliplet, The TerManator, AXimum Effort, Dude Doctor, A Cuff Is Enough, and Macho Hatchet. Check out the actual results per region and state:

      Top Groomsmen Gift for Each Region

      1. Northeast To the 9’s Tri Pack
      To the 9’s Tri Pack
      2. Southwest Your Buddy’s Buddies
      Your Buddy’s Buddies
      3. Southeast To the 9’s Tri Pack
      To the 9’s Tri Pack
      4. Midwest To the 9’s Tri Pack
      To the 9’s Tri Pack
      5. West Your Buddy’s Buddies
      Your Buddy’s Buddies

      How We Did the Math

      We’ve created a wedding profile for each state using the statistics from The Wedding Report 2018, just to give you an idea of what the wedding budget is like per state and how many couples tie the knot in that place every year. We collated the number of weddings celebrated during that year with the average wedding spend for each. We also included the average gifts spent on attendants, as your groomsmen will be doing most of the legwork for you.

      Then, we clustered the average wedding costs per region and summed up the average based on the same report and compared our sales data, including popular gifts, average order value, number of groomsmen, and average gift spend per groomsman.

      After gathering the needed data, we summed them up based on the following assumptions:

      • Respondents are from age 25 to 45 years old.
      • Confirmed buyers of groomsmen’s gifts.
      • Confirmed grooms and brides to be and wedding planners.
      • Salary range from $50,000 to $150,000 per year.

      Key Takeaways

      To quickly wrap up everything, we’ve come up with the following conclusions that may help you in your wedding. Whether you decide on having it out of town or in your city, costs will pile up regardless, and it’s up to you and your partner to prioritize what’s essential for you both.

      Knowing which regions are the busiest, how much each state costs, how much people shell out for gifts, and what you will get your groomsmen will, hopefully, guide you in making the right decisions for your special day. We thought covering the need-to-know wedding basics for you will help you hit the ground running and lessen the stress for your upcoming nuptials. Given the context above, here’s what we think:

      • Weddings are definitely more than a billion-dollar industry.
      • California is by far the busiest state to have a wedding in.
      • Southeast region rules in wedding ceremonies.
      • Out of 744 possible gifts to give groomsmen, only 2 stood out across regions.
      • Contrary to popular opinion, New York is not the biggest wedding spender—Hawaii is king.
      • New Jersey, Louisiana, and Minnesota absolutely love their groomsmen—top three big spenders on gifts.
      • Not much love from Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah for groomsmen.
      • Groomsmen get the threesome treatment as gifts: a money clip, a tie clip, and cuff links.

      Here Is Your Next Step

      Learn more about the best groomsmen gifts for your bros and why you should get them on your upcoming wedding. All products are on sale as of this writing. Click on the product links provided for you to access the favorite groomsmen gifts at a discounted price. Keep reading, and watch out for our next article about weddings and gift giving.

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