The preparations for wedding is started after the engagement, like in all the other cultures, but what makes the marathi wedding stand out is the celebrations of these preparations, Muhurt Karane. Most of these customs are performed by the married women as they give their blessings and share their luck with the soon to be bride for a prosperous married life. The mothers of the bride and groom invite the Suhasinies (the married women) and they prepare the turmeric paste and the Sandege (pulses and spices powder) and roll out papads which is used later in the wedding ceremonies. After which the shopping of the wedding items begin.
The preparations are done, now it\'s turn for the guests. The first wedding invitation is always sent to Deva Shree Ganesha for his blessings followed by other guests.