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4 Romantic Chinese Phrases to add to your Wedding

The Chinese language is known for many of its eloquent 4-word idioms, especially when it comes to love and romance! Whether it’s on your wedding invitations, the guestbook, or even in the guests’ party favors, you can always add a touch of your asian heritage by adding a Chinese inscription.

Here are some of our favorites below:

喜喜 shuāngxǐ

4 Romantic Chinese Phrases to add to your Wedding

The most popular and widely known one is the Double Happiness symbol. This character is composed of two copies of the Chinese characters 喜 (xǐ) literally meaning joy, hence double happiness (喜). To pronounce it in Chinese, it’s called shuāngxǐ.

While this is a classic you can't go wrong with, you can definitely get a little more eloquent by going with a proverb instead.  

Here are some of the more famous ones to choose from:

白头偕老 bái tóu xié lăo

4 Romantic Chinese Phrases to add to your Wedding

This is the Chinese equivalent of ‘till death do us part.” This proverb uses the white hairs (白头 - bái tóu)  to symbolize staying together until old age. Isn’t that what #marriagegoals are all about?

百年好合 bǎi nián hǎo hé

4 Romantic Chinese Phrases to add to your Wedding

This proverb translates to “May you happily be together for a hundred years.” For those of you planning to play the song 100 Years during your wedding ceremony, this could be a nice pairing :)

永结同心 (yǒng jié tóng xīn):

4 Romantic Chinese Phrases to add to your Wedding

This proverb translates to “May you forever be of one heart, one mind.” This proverb is reminiscent of your vows to each other and adds a sweet touch to those ceremony programs.

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If you’re inspired, you can always inscribe one of these phrases on our custom chopsticks and give out them as wedding guest favors here.

4 Romantic Chinese Phrases to add to your Wedding