It is confusing when you're used to the American version, but yes, this is all standard for the Aussie MAFS.
They spend the first several weeks introducing the couples in small groups (presumably to avoid overwhelming us?), then immediately going to their "weddings" (which are not legal, unlike the US edition). There are TONS more couples, obviously. The season goes on FOREVER (guess that part isn't so different!) The one they showed us previously on Lifetime was season 7, now they are showing season 6 *confused shrug*. The couples interact at the weekly dinners, after which they decide e