In Chinese tradition, before the wedding ceremony, a combing ritual takes place. This ritual is done to both the bride a groom. It helps with their transition into adulthood. There will be four blessings for each combing from a woman of good fortune (in most cases the mother of the bride/groom). The blessing consist of the following: lasting marriage, blessed and harmonious marriage, grandchildren and longevity.
These wedding combs are in the color red. Red is a symbol of good luck and happiness. The two combs not only unite the to be married couple but after the ceremonies take place, the families will be united as well and will share the happiness.