Drinking bans, quarantine complaints and wardrobe catastrophes: all the secret details of Married at first sight 2021 revealed ahead of premiere
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The eighth season of Married at First Sight will premiere Monday night.
And while Channel Nine has promised a batch of “authentic” singletons this year, there seems to be a lot of secret drama happening off-screen.
From wardrobe disasters to drinking bans and long days on set, here are some of the behind-the-scenes details you won’t see on TV.
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Drinking bans, 10-hour filming days, quarantine complaints and wardrobe disasters: all the secret details of Married at First Sight 2021 revealed ahead of Monday’s premiere
Long days with resets and re-shoots
Married at First Sight begins with each couple’s big day, so it’s no surprise that the producers have gone out of their way to make weddings perfect for TV.
According to Woman’s Day, the wedding shoots lasted around 10 hours, with several repeats for the dramatic moments.
An insider claimed that wishes and kisses were typically filmed up to five times to make sure they were perfect.
Not quite at first glance! An insider told the post that often the bride and groom’s “ spontaneous reactions ” occur more than five times each, including their vows and their first kiss.
Cheers? Alcoholic drinks were scarce at wedding receptions, Woman’s Day reports
The source also claimed that alcoholic drinks were scarce at wedding receptions.
With coronavirus restrictions also in place, the few allowed guests are believed to have been banned from dancing or mingling like in previous seasons.
Not all white: The bride and groom were apparently given four looks to choose from, but sometimes they were told what to wear if senior producers didn’t approve
All bride and groom from Married at First Sight are dressed new on their wedding day.
But some attendees weren’t happy with their outfit selection, Woman’s Day reports.
The stars were apparently given four looks to choose from, but were sometimes told what to wear if the lead producers didn’t approve.
Quarantine complaints: Some attendees threatened to boycott the meeting if they were forced to end 14 days of quarantine at hotels in Sydney
Some interstate wedding guests were frustrated apprentices when they returned home and had to self-quarantine.
“ They said it was definitely not worth their time, ” the insider said.
Additionally, some attendees threatened to boycott the meeting if forced to complete 14 days of quarantine at Sydney hotels.
Married at First Sight premieres Monday from 7:30 p.m. on Channel Nine
Listening: Married at First Sight will be out Monday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel Nine