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.

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.

Tacori Trunk Show at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Friday, April 10, 2015

It’s the perfect time to purchase a beautiful Tacori engagement ring and wedding band. Join Bailey’s Fine Jewelry – Cameron Village for a Tacori Trunk Show featuring exclusive styles straight from their showroom in California.

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.

Open House at The Bradford

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 1-4 pm

Brides and vendors, drop into this exclusive event at The Bradford in New Hill, NC and enjoy good food, sparkling drinks, giveaways and the opportunity to meet some great vendors, including Amanda from A Swanky Affair and Tre Bella will be selling jewelry and showcasing dresses. RSVP to


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!

Open House at Highgrove

Saturday, April 18, 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.


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.

Wedding 101 – Why Hire a Planner

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Paperbuzz in Raleigh is hosting a Wedding 101 class on the topic of hiring a wedding planner. Wedding Planners with A Southern Soiree will be explaining the importance of hiring a wedding planner and will also go over details of what to ask before hiring your vendors.  There will be cupcakes provided by the Cupcake Shoppe and champagne!  Those that attend will be entered into a raffle to win 10 percent off a full service planning package with A Southern Soiree if booked within the month of May 2015.


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!

Southern Women’s Show

Friday, April 24, 2015

This spring, the Southern Women’s Show celebrates 30 fun, flirty and fabulous years in Raleigh with its most amped up shopping and lifestyle event yet! The 2015 Southern Women’s Show will feature celebrity guests Randy Fenoli from “Say Yes to the Dress” and actor Peter Facinelli, star of NBC’s “American Odyssey.” During this showcase, fans can shop and experience more than 400 different clothing, beauty, food and other various brands. Attendees will also receive special discounts, giveaways and exclusive offers, along with enjoying celebrity guests, cooking demos, fashion shows and more.


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