My Kmart Wedding: Bride shows off her cheap backyard wedding that costs just $ 2,400 to throw

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My Kmart Wedding: Bride shows off her cheap backyard wedding that costs just $ 2,400 to toss – complete with chic barrels, a projector screen, and all the food and drink

  • An Australian mom revealed how she organized a budget wedding
  • The mother only spent $ 2,400 on her reception, including food and drinks
  • The decor and furnishings, including a cubby house bar, cost just $ 1500

An Australian mom has revealed how she’s managed to host the perfect wedding reception in her own backyard – with decor from Kmart and The Reject Shop.

Sarah Chidgey and husband Adam tied the knot in front of their two sons and parents before holding a wedding reception at home with friends and family.

The budget-friendly mom who spent just $ 1,500 on decor and seating for the party shared photos on Facebook and was surprised when her post went viral.

“I love to challenge myself and do things that look great for a reasonable price,” she said, noting that Pinterest was her target audience for the wedding project.

An Australian mom has revealed how she’s managed to host the perfect wedding reception in her own backyard – with decor from Kmart and The Reject Shop.

Sarah Chidgey and her husband Adam hosted a wedding reception in their own backyard

Sarah Chidgey and her husband Adam hosted a wedding reception in their own backyard

They rented the furniture and used Kmart and The Reject Shop buys for decor

The mother of two likes to do things on a budget

The couple spent just $ 1,500 decorating the backyard for their big day

Her reception took place over the weekend after she exchanged vows with her husband, and 40 family and friends stopped by to help them celebrate.

The couple spent just $ 500 on alcohol and $ 400 on food for the modest event.

“As a rough estimate, it cost us about $ 1,500 to decorate the yard, including our sons’ cubicle as a small bar,” she said.

The mother bought the barrels and the long table from a party party and formed the rest herself.

She made the arbor and projector from scratch, using fake flowers and spotlight material.

The festoon lights came from Facebook Marketplace, and the gold candlesticks were a Kmart purchase.

Forty guests celebrated the wedding with the happy parents in their home

Forty guests celebrated the wedding with the happy parents in their home

The bride and groom spent only $ 500 on alcohol and $ 400 on food that day

Their original wedding had been rescheduled because of Covid

The bride and groom spent only $ 500 on alcohol and $ 400 on food that day

She bought the green from Kmart and Spotlight, and the flowers and candles from Kmart and The Reject Shop.

She has hired a photographer for both events and is waiting for the photos to come through.

More than 2,400 people like Sarah’s post and there is a lot of comment that it looks like ‘a wonderful place to celebrate’.

“This is a beautiful backyard and the decor is perfect,” said one woman.

“I don’t usually respond to messages, but your backyard wedding looks great,” said another.

The couple married in a very small ceremony, encouraged by their parents and sons

The couple married in a very small ceremony, encouraged by their parents and sons

They made a projection screen on which photos could be played at the reception

They made a projection screen on which photos could be played at the reception

Where did Sarah get her wedding decor?

The barrels, white chairs and table were all rented from Nirvarna Events on The Gold Coast.

The arbor and the projector frame are made by hand, the projector is made with a Spotlight roller blind.

Arbor flowers from Bunch It Up and cloth from Spotlight.

Festoon lights were marketed by a local company.

Gold candlesticks were from Kmart.

Green from Kmart and Spotlight.

Flowers and candles from The Reject Shop and Kmart.

Another woman said after 42 years of marriage seeing Sarah’s backyard ready for the reception, they wanted to do it again.

Sarah said the couple originally wanted to get married last year, but they, like many, were forced to put everything on hold due to the pandemic.

She said ongoing restrictions lead to her and her husband scaling back the ceremony and being “ kind of an elope. ”

Her father was present, along with her partner’s parents and grandparents and the couple’s two children.

They got married on a friend’s property and the following week surprised friends and family with their reception in the backyard.

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