It’s the Channel Nine dating show that has the whole of Australia talking.
And now, the producers of Married At First Sight have revealed what really goes on behind the scenes.
Speaking to OK! Magazine on Thursday, producer Tara McWilliams and an ‘insider’ spilled all the secrets from the addictive reality TV series.
From strange wedding cake requests to the reason there’s no music when the couples walk down the aisle: Married At First Sight producers reveal the show’s most surprising secrets (Pictured: Sarah and Telv)
One of the more interesting revelations was the intriguing reason why the brides are forced to walk down the aisle to no music.
‘This is so we can clearly capture the bride and groom’s reactions to seeing each other for the first time,’ Tara explained.
She added that around four to six weeks generally goes into planning each wedding and they shoot approximately 40 hours of footage at each nuptials.
The couples don’t have to lift a finger! A Married At First Sight producer revealed they organise everything from the invitations to the venues (Pictured: Patrick and Charlene)
While there’s glitz and glamour at every televised ceremony, Tara explained that the couples don’t have to lift a finger or pay a cent.
‘We do consult with them about what kind of wedding they’d like or not like, then absolutely every single detail is organised by us,’ Tara said, adding that they don’t give the couples a budget.
She continued: ‘Sending out the invitations to the guests, organising all guests’ flights and accommodation, organising the ceremony and reception venues, the celebrants, the cakes, limos, photographers, flowers…’
Dressed for the occasion! Brides can pick their own wedding gown – but there is a budget
When it comes all the finer details, the contestants involved do have a say on some elements – but not others.
According to the magazine, the brides can choose their own wedding dress and grooms can pick their suits, but they do have a budget.
However, it’s not the groom who selects the ring for his new bride, as female members of the MAFS crew are left with that task.
A insider reportedly also told OK that strange requests can trickle in from the unlucky-in-love reality stars, with one bride requesting a ‘wedding cake made out of cheese’.
Capturing everything: The brides are forced to walk down the aisle to no music so the cameras can pick up the couples’ reactions to every dramatic moment
Tasty! One bride requested a ‘wedding cake made out of cheese’ for her nuptials