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.

Summer Soiree at The Bradford

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 6:30pm

C and D Events is hosting the 2nd annual Summer Soiree at The Bradford to raise money and awareness for InterAct (a private nonprofit that provides safety and support to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse). At the event, there will be great food, games, dancing, ice cream and a silent auction. It’s a family-friendly event and in lieu of an admission fee, you’re asked to bring items for the InterAct shelter, such as baby wipes, laundry detergent, tissues and paper towels. RSVP via the Eventbrite link.

Summer Bridal Showcase at The Cloth Mill

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 1-4pm

Save the date for the Cloth Mill at Eno River’s summer bridal showcase: Freshly Pressed. Nosh, toast and mingle with some of the venue’s preferred wedding vendors, including Donovan’s Dish, In His Image Photography, Shawn Schindler Events, and Southern Bride and Groom, of course!

Tasting at Southern Harvest

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Southern Harvest Catering Co. will be having a complimentary tasting in the evening in Downtown Raleigh on August 10. Email to sign up or learn more.

Forever Bridal’s Fall Southern Bridal Show

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11am-4pm
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 11am-4pm

Forever Bridal’s Fall Southern Bridal Show & Expo, held each August at the NC State Fairgrounds, is a two-day event with hundreds of the Triangle area’s top wedding vendors. The August Southern Bridal Show & Expo has the iconic fashion show with the newest styles for your special day where might just spot your dream dress or the perfect suit for your handsome husband-to-be. So many talented vendors are in attendance, it’s the perfect way to plan in one spot! Get tickets early.

Bridal Mixer at Jennette’s Pier

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jennette’s Pier will be the host site of a Bridal Mixer event. This event originates with the Outer Banks Wedding Association. If you’re recently engaged, come mix, mingle and get BIG ideas for your Outer Banks Wedding while you’re here on vacation or visiting! Chat with the area’s most talented and professional wedding vendors while you taste delicious treats, see stunning flowers and have the chance to receive discounts and giveaways! We promise you’ll be inspired for new ideas and see why a getting married on sandbar is your ideal wedding destination.

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ALLIANCE, an Aerial & Acrobatic Event

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Do not miss an unforgettable experience put on by Lux Performance Arts! Grab a local brew on Friday, August 19th at Fullsteam Brewery and gaze at the graceful performers combining Aerial Arts, Acrobatics and Dance with engrossing choreography!

Wedding Open House at City Club Raleigh

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12-2pm

View the City Club’s downtown Raleigh backdrop while enjoying complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres, exploring the space, and meeting Triangle wedding vendors! The venue will be filled with fab wedding styles and ideas. RSVP to

Open House at Highgrove

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10am-1pm

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

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Bridal Engagement Party at Crabtree Belk

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1-4pm

Recently engaged? Celebrate at the Crabtree Belk bridal engagement party at the Belk at Crabtree Mall/Home store (3rd floor). Set up a registry and win prizes at this free event. There will be a special guest appearance by the co-found of Vietri, Susan Gravely. To RSVP, call (919) 782-7010.


Empire Eats Tasting Event

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 4:30-6:30pm

Join Empire Eats at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh for a sampling of their most popular menu items for your favorite restaurants. You will also have the opportunity to meet with other wedding vendors to make planning your full day a breeze. The event is free, but you will need to register.

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