The ritual consists of prayers to a number of deities including the Family Deity, Ganapathy, Lakshmi, Amurtha Mrityunjeyar, Ayush, Danvantri and so on. After performing a Homam for all the deities, the Kalasabhisheka takes place along with Mangala Snana. In certain hindu traditions, Mangalya Dharana (Mangal Sutra/Thaali) is performed along with exchange of garlands and then the Purohits give them the Maha Prasad, a sign of completion and blessings of all the Gods.
Mostly the above is performed amidst the presence of families, friends and relatives usually at a temple or a Community hall/mandapam
Post ceremony, the couple themselves who are considered to be the receiver of complete blessings of Lord Shiva and Parvathi shower and offer blessings to all the attendees of the ritual.