Double Happiness _ In Chinese culture, wedding is always related to the notion of double happiness. This "double happiness" is an interesting Chinese character. It looks like two people standing side by side. In fact we can interpret it as a couple standing together. From here we may get a clue of the reason for printing the character "double happiness" on the wedding invitation. This character bears the meaning of getting together. It declares that a man and a woman, and two families will be united as one. The character "double happiness" is usually printed on the red invitations with golden hot stamping.
In the case where the bride and groom's parents are hosting the wedding: Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Mr. and Mrs. William James request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their children... Finally if it is the bride's parents that are hosting the wedding then the following maybe used: