Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill and NC Coast & Beaches Wedding Events & Bridal Shows

Be sure to attend several Raleigh and Triangle bridal shows and wedding events for an opportunity to meet area wedding experts. The events you’ll find on this page are North Carolina’s largest bridal fashion and wedding events – be sure to add as many to your calendar as you can! There are also several amazing wedding shows and events in Wilmington and the Outer Banks among other beaches on the NC Coastline, as well as bridal events in the NC Mountains. Bookmark this page, and check our updated listings for upcoming Bridal Shows, Fabulous Bridal Open Houses with food and cake sampling, and Bridal Boutique Trunk Shows for the latest in wedding gowns.

Trunk Show at Nitsa’s Apparel, Charlotte

Friday, March 6, 2015

Dress to impress by attending the March trunk show at Nitsa’s Apparel at its Charlotte location (6700 Fairview Road,  Charlotte, NC). The designer is Legends by Romona Keveza. Call to schedule an appointment: (704)-940-1999

Adrianna Papell Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaids

Friday, March 6, 2015

Bella Bridesmaids in Raleigh will be holding a special Trunk Show featuring the designs of Adrianna Papell.

March of the Brides

Diamonds Direct March of the Brides

Friday, March 6, 2015

It’s the start of Diamonds-Direct Crabtree’s March of the Brides! Between now and March 20th, register to be a part of this fun-filled event! Sign up today or share with a friend!

Het Landhuis Champagne Cocktail Drop-In

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 1:00pm-5:00pm

Enjoy champagne cocktails and Dutch treats while touring the exquisite Het Landhuis wedding venue in Pittsboro, NC. RSVP to



Nasher Wedding Studio

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2:00-4:00PM

This open house wedding event will showcase the Nasher Museum as a wedding venue, and provide attendees with information and inspiration for their most special day.

Highlights of the afternoon will include: Modern trends in wedding photography, with Jennifer Kidd, owner, Kidd Photography. Wedding event design panel, including: Terri Watson, Get Lit Special Event Lighting and Design; Morgan Montgomery, Paisley and Jade event rentals; Jenna Olender, Southern Bride and Groom magazine. Details, photos and menus from “real weddings” at the Nasher Museum. Meet all of the Nasher Museum’s exclusive caterers. To reserve your spot, email or call 919-684-3321.

LulaKate Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaids

Friday, March 13, 2015

On this special weekend, Bella Bridesmaids in Raleigh will hold a Trunk Show featuring LulaKate, and is offering an additional five percent off. Stop by for a great deal!

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Outer Banks Wedding Showcase

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina is hosting the Wedding Showcase on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 11am – 4pm. While strolling the property see sample ceremony setups and tablescapes created by local Floral/Event Designers, enjoy a beer and live music by the wedding band “Six Stylez” and meet with all the vendors, including officiants, photographers, musicians, videographers and bakeries, to plan your destination wedding to the Outer Banks. You don’t need to be a Sanderling bride to take advantage of this great opportunity.

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Brides Against Breast Cancer

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Join Brides Against Breast Cancer for their annual Charity Bridal Event and Trunk Sale at 214 Martin Street featuring Showtime Events! There is a VIP event Friday, March 13th from 6pm – 9:30pm and enjoy lite bites, signature beverages, and giveaways while perusing gowns for a great cause! Come back on Saturday, March 14th from 11am – 4pm after making your final decision for the dress! Tickets are $20 for the VIP event, and $5 for Saturday’s general admission. Register at!

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Belk Cary Towne Center Engagement Party

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:00-5:00pm

Visit the bridal registry at Belk in Cary to register in a fun setting – enjoy appetizers, music, and enter for several big prize giveaways!

Spring Into Fashion at Highgrove

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6-8pm

Highgrove partners with local clothing boutique Cousin Couture for a runway show featuring the latest trends in spring fashion along with trends for bridal showers, engagement, and graduation events. Cousin Couture will also have a “pop-up” shop where you can purchase clothes right off the runway after the event and special give-aways. Miss North Carolina Beth Stovall will be the special guest as she shares her thoughts on upcoming trends and also treats us to special entertainment. The night would not be complete without cocktails and mocktails to enjoy along with signature hors d’ ouerves and desserts. Partnering vendors include music by Sylus S.E., photography by Renee Sprink, and flowers by Flowers on Broad Street. RSVP to by March 12.

Date Night Raleigh

BBQ, Beer and Basketball Date Night

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6-8pm

Stop by Cameron Village in Raleigh for a special date night and celebrate March Madness with BBQ from The Pit and a chance to win gift cards from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry! For each throw made receive a $25 gift card, make all three and double your winnings.

Justin Alexander Trunk Show at The Wedding Dress Shoppe

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Wedding Dress Shoppe in Wilmington, NC will hold a trunk show featuring the Signature line by Justin Alexander.

Open House at Highgrove

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10am-1pm

Mark your calendars for an afternoon filled with all things wedding at Highgrove’s March Open House. Sample the venue’s amazing food, beautiful grounds, and ballroom space. Staff will be on site to answer any questions.

Bridal Sample Sale at Nitsa’s Apparel, Winston-Salem

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 12-2pm

Who doesn’t love a good sample sale? Nitsa’s Apparel will hold a Bridal Sample Sale in its Winston-Salem location (107 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC  27104). No appointments; call ahead for sizing information (336) 725-1999.

Jenny Yoo Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaids

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bella Bridesmaids in Raleigh will hold a special Trunk Show featuring the designs of Jenny Yoo.

Jewelry Trunk Show at Tre Bella

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10am-6pm

Get glamourous at Tre Bella’s Jewelry Trunk Show from 10 am-4 pm followed by an artist reception from 4-6 pm.

Burke Manor Inn Wedding Show and Garden Party

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 5:30-7:30pm

Spring is here; let the wedding plans begin! Head over to The Burke Manor Inn’s Bridal Show & Garden Party at 303 Burke St. in Gibsonville, NC.

Justin Alexander Trunk Show at The Wedding Dress Shoppe

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Wedding Dress Shoppe in Wilmington, NC will hold a trunk show featuring the Sincerity line by Justin Alexander.

MOB Siri Trunk Show at Tre Bella

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Make a mother-daughter date to come find that perfect dress for the mother of the bride at Tre Bella’s Siri Trunk Show. Call 919.323.7167 to make an appointment.


The Big Fake Wedding Charleston

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding and will not be returning to Charleston at Harborside East on Wednesday, April 15th. For all you destination brides-to-be looking for a bachelorette weekend idea or a place to visit with your soon-to-be hubby, join The Big Fake Wedding as a “wedding guests”. You’ll experience an emotional ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception and truly see vendors in action. Register here for an unforgettable bridal event!

Customer Appreciation Night at Tre Bella

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Come celebrate with Tre Bella with some treats, drinks, and 15% off your purchase at the main street boutique!


The Southern Bridal Show and Expo April 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:00am-4:00pm

The state’s largest bridal show takes place three times a year at the NC State Fairgrounds’ Jim Graham Building in Raleigh. You’ll meet hundreds of wedding professionals, watch exciting fashion preview shows, taste sweets and savory bites and get inspired for your big day!

Grand Taste Experience

Grand Taste Experience at Durham Armory

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:30PM - until

Expect to be “Thanksgiving full,” as one patron described it last year, at the Grand Taste Experience!  You’ll spend the evening savoring dishes created by 20 of the best chefs in the region!  Meet local beverage makers producing your favorite beer, soda, coffee, and spirits.  You are sure to try something new.  And, we’ve rounded up our chef’s favorite distributors to bring you wine from around the world and educate your palate!  If that wasn’t enough, you’ll see live music and have the opportunity to mingle with culinary enthusiasts.

Check out the VIP Packages which include a pre-Grand Taste Experience event with James Beard Award Winner Andrea Reusing of Lantern. There are several other events fit for every Durham foodie throughout the weekend, which can be purchased as a VIP package or individually. Visit Taste the Event Website to pick and choose the events that suit you!

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The Durham branch serves over 96,000 individuals who are at risk for hunger; about one-third of those are children. In 2014, Taste the Event fed over 17,000 hungry people in our community.

Diamonds Direct Crabtree Spring Trunk Show

Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring is here and that means one thing: wedding season is in full swing!  Come see a beautiful selection of engagement rings, wedding bands, and designer jewelry at Diamonds Direct Crabtree’s Spring Trunk Show, featuring over a dozen designers from LA to New York, this is an event you won’t want to miss! With special 20 percent off pricing on most items, there is something for everyone and every budget!


The Southern Bridal Show & Expo August 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 11:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 11:00am-4:00pm

Save the date for the two-day bridal show extravaganza that will take place at the NC State Fairgrounds in August!

Upcoming Spring Trunk Shows

Below are the Triangle Area’s top bridal salons, each has regular trunk shows and lists them on their website. Be sure to follow SB&G’s Blog and Social Media Outlets for regular updates about upcoming bridal gown sales and trunk show events.

Bella Bridesmaid

2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
By Appointment

Nitsa’s Apparel Charlotte

4705 Savings Place, Ste. 113, Charlotte, NC
By Appointment

Tre Bella Bridal

124 East Main Street, Durham, NC
By Appointment

Nitsa’s Apparel Winston-Salem

107 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
By Appointment