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There was a time when TikTok was just a place to watch funny clips of girls singing and dancing to their favorite songs. But things have moved on. You can now find recipes, beauty tips, and links to amazing products. We all saw the TikTok leggings. You know, the ones who promise you a dazzling derriere. Women have gone crazy buying these leggings and posting their own videos showing dramatic results. But it doesn’t stop with a nice bum.
TikTok is where you can list pretty much anything. From households to cars to dog breeders selling pooches, you can find them on the hugely popular social media site. But one New Yorker made the ultimate plea for a buyer on TikTok. She is selling her wedding. That’s right: For just $ 15,000, a New York couple can go straight to a booked and pre-planned wedding of their dreams. Mackenzie Newcomb is the genius behind this suddenly viral idea.
Due to the pandemic, Newcomb and her current husband decided to forego their wedding, which was scheduled for September 18, 2021, and hold a small, intimate ceremony in their grandparents’ backyard in Massachusetts. Despite the fact that they have already been halted, it is still a planned wedding and thousands of dollars in deposits, now without the bride and groom. Unsure how to deal with the financial loss, Newcomb went to Tik Tok to sell a pre-made wedding package.
#greenscreen Are you a # dedicated #NewYorker with a low budget, great taste and a crippling fear of #wedding planning? Instead, just buy my #wedding!
♬ Original sound – Mackenzie Newcomb
In a now-viral TikTok video with 163,000+ views, Newcomb set the details. The wedding is available to a New York City couple looking for a budget-friendly Brooklyn wedding. The wedding includes 80 guests, food, drinks, flowers, a photographer and a DJ. Newcomb carefully points out that it has selected vendors that have attracted it. She wanted the photographer because he specifically said on his website that he is LGBTQ friendly and she loved their DJ service because they are all women. “And they agreed not to play problematic men,” she said in the video. She is also ready to put on her dress when the bride is the same size.
In a follow-up video, Newcomb made it clear that while a package deal is being sold, it cannot guarantee how many guests will be admitted to the wedding due to COVID-19 restrictions. If they exist, the venue must be reduced to 50% capacity and no DJ will be allowed. She said she is not a Fauci and has no control over what will happen in September 2021 so buyers need to be careful.
Newcomb said she originally paid between $ 22,000 and $ 23,000 for the wedding but is hoping to recoup $ 15,000. And while she wants the entire purchase price upfront, she is open to installment payment plans. After the sellers received approval, the search for the perfect pair began. She’s narrowed down the choices and is currently picking who she thinks is the perfect couple to take on their wedding in a box.
When asked about financial success on the big day, Newcomb told USA Today, “Honestly, I don’t mind the money lost. I’m glad another couple can enjoy their wedding day as much as we did in Massachusetts. “
In a third TikTok video, she said that many couples reached out to her on social media, and she responded with an email listing all the important wedding details along with a survey to get to know the couples a little better. She said she wanted to feel a connection and hear about her love story. Most of all, the couple had to be interesting and agree to release a TikTok of the day. Additionally, the happy couple will have to pay taxes and tips due on the wedding day that are not included in the package price (approximately $ 3,800).
Newcomb also announced that there were many questions about whether she will attend the wedding she had so carefully planned. She said no, it’s pretty cut and dry. This is strictly a business transaction and, “I’m just trying to get my coin and make a couple happy.”
The pandemic changed her and she said she is not the person who planned that September 2019 wedding. A private little wedding was perfect for her and now she is just glad that she can offer this amazing offer to another couple.
“Our life couldn’t be more different. This wedding really felt like someone else, ”she said in an interview with USA Today.
When Scary Mommy reached out to Newcomb to see if the winning couple had been selected, she said the venue had asked to stop doing press.
It remains to be seen who the lucky bidders are, but a TikTok of the event will be released as per the regulations. We can’t wait to see it!