My wedding at Kmart: Bride shows off her low budget wedding that only cost $ 2,400 to launch

My Wedding at Kmart: The bride shows off her low budget wedding that only costs $ 2,400 to launch – complete with chic barrels, a projection screen, and all the food and drink

  • Australian mom revealed how she threw a low budget wedding party
  • Mom only spent $ 2,400 on her reception – food and drink included
  • Decor and furnishings, including a cubby house bar, cost just $ 1,500










An Australian mom has revealed how she managed to throw the perfect wedding reception right in her own backyard – using decor from Kmart and The Reject Shop.

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

The budget-conscious mom who only spent $ 1,500 on party decorations and seating shared photos on Facebook and was surprised when her post went viral.

“I like to challenge myself and try to make things that look good for a reasonable price,” she said, noting that Pinterest was her choice for the wedding project.

An Australian mom has revealed how she managed to throw the perfect wedding reception right in her own backyard – using decor from Kmart and The Reject Shop.

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

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

They rented the furniture and used the purchases from Kmart and The Reject Shop for decoration

Mom of two loves trying to get things done on a budget

The couple spent just $ 1,500 to decorate the backyard on their big day

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

The couple spent just $ 500 on alcohol and $ 400 on food for this humble event.

“Basically it cost us around $ 1,500 to decorate the yard, including our sons’ locker as a little bar,” she said.

Mom bought the barrels and long table from a party business, then styled the rest herself.

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

The fairy lights were from Facebook Marketplace and the gold candle holders were a purchase from Kmart.

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

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

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Their original marriage had been moved due to Covid

The bride and groom spent just $ 500 on alcohol and $ 400 on food the same day

She bought the greenery 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 awaiting the photos.

Over 2,400 people liked Sarah’s post and many commented that it looked like “a beautiful place to celebrate.”

“It’s a beautiful backyard and the decor is perfect,” said one woman.

“I don’t usually comment on posts, but your backyard wedding looks amazing,” said another.

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

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

They made a projection screen for the photos to be shown at the reception.

They made a projection screen for the photos to be shown at the reception.

Where did Sarah find her wedding decoration?

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

The gazebo and the frame of the spotlight were handmade, the spotlight was made using a roller blind from Spotlight.

Bunch It Up Arbor Flowers and Spotlight Fabric.

The fairy lights were from a local company in the market square.

The gold candlesticks were from Kmart.

Greenery by 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 made them want to start over.

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

She said the ongoing restrictions caused her and her husband to cut back on the ceremony and “kind of run away.”

His father was present as well as the parents and grandparents of his partner and the two children of the couple.

They tied the knot on a friend’s property, then surprised friends and family the following week with their backyard reception.

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