I married a stranger on MAFS UK – all of the behind the show secrets everyone wants to know | The Sun

A BRAVE new bunch of singletons are preparing to tie the knot to a stranger they've never met in this year's series of Married At First Sight UK.

And someone who knows the feeling of saying 'I do' to someone they've never met is last year's bride Chanita Stephenson, who wed Jordan Emmett-Connelly.

Unfortunately, she didn't find long-lasting love, with the pair's initial spark seemingly fizzling out by the reunion episode.

However, the former social worker has now shared some behind the scenes secrets that viewers are desperate to know.

So, just how do you plan a wedding to someone you've never met – all while sticking to the show's tight budget?

Speaking to OK! magazine, the former MAFS UK star explains how the brides and grooms all get given a budget – with the brides getting more than the grooms.


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She notes with that, they're expected to pay for their wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses.

However, Chanita points out that her wedding dress was expensive, so her bridesmaids ended up getting their own dresses, and she put a bit of money towards it.


"Don't get me wrong, the budget's not the best and especially with the cost of wedding dresses, because they are expensive so you do what you can and, like I said, you have to go buy a wedding dress off the shelf," she continues.

And the groom isn't the only thing that Chanita was clueless about – as the entire day is kept hush hush for everyone involved.

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She notes that her hair and makeup was done on the morning of thebig day and recalls how it was "quite difficult" because she wasn't allowed to know a thing about the day itself.

"The brides and the grooms get given a booklet each and you write down your preferences," Chanita explains.

"So you put how you might want to have your hair, what bouquet you'd like, what kind of interior you would like for the wedding and your flowers and stuff.

"And I think they compare you and your match and kind of go in between."

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