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.

Southern Harvest Catering Company Tasting

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Southern Harvest Catering Company will be hosting a complimentary tasting at The Matthews House in Cary, where couples will have the chance to try a variety of hors d’oeuvres, entrées, sides, and salads. Contact for more information.

Art in Bloom NCMA

Art in Bloom at NCMA

Thursday, March 30, 2017

North Carolina Museum of Art’s festival of art and flowers, “Art in Bloom,” features floral designers from across NC and beyond, including SB&G florists. The task involves interpreting masterworks from the permanent collection in 45 breathtaking flower displays. Stop in and see what beautiful works they create!

Open House at Traine

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:30-7:30pm
New Raleigh event venue, Traine, is having a Spring Open House and you’re invited! There will be delicious food from 214 Martin Street Catering, drinks and music.
Bailey's Engagement Ring Blowout Sale

Bailey’s Cameron Village Engagement Ring Blowout Sale

Thursday, March 30, 2017

If you’re even THINKING about getting engaged, now’s the time! Bailey’s Fine Jewelry at Cameron Village is having a spectacular ENGAGEMENT RING BLOWOUT SALE! This unprecedented three day event, takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 30th through April 1st.

Slashing prices up to 60% off hundreds of diamond bands, mountings and engagement rings.

Every diamond, every band, every mounting, they’re all on sale. Diamonds of every size, one-third carat to 5 carats!

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Southern Bridal Show & Expo

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11am-4pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 11am-4pm

Since 1996, the spring edition of the Southern Wedding Show + Expo has featured the Triangle’s top wedding experts for two days at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Wedding professionals are ready to provide you with everything it takes to make your dream day become a reality. A signature of the bridal shows is our fabulous, live on stage, fashion shows where models rock the latest trends from wedding gowns, mother of the bride dresses, bridesmaid gowns, flower girl dresses to the sleekest suits and tuxedos you’ve seen inside of a fashion catalogs. Buy your tickets online here!


TASTE 2017: Food & Drink Festival

Thursday, April 20, 2017

TASTE is the largest annual culinary event in the Triangle area and is a series of master planned culinary experiences. Now in its fourth year of celebrating the compelling Triangle area’s innovative, yet true-to-its-roots farm-fresh food and drink scene, TASTE 2017 is taking place April 20-23, 2017. The event invites and assembles more than 50 of the best chefs, culinary artisans, artists, brewmasters, sommeliers, and mixologists in the local area. For the first time, in 2017 TASTE will also include acclaimed regional and Southern talent.


The Big Fake Wedding – Charlotte

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional ceremony, light bites, and a dance-party reception. “Wedding Guests” are brides-and-grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action. Join this exciting night, and mingle with some of the best wedding professionals in the Triad on Thursday, April 20th at 2421 YORKMONT ROAD CHARLOTTE, NC 28217.

* *Event Special: Include the code (“LOVE”) at checkout, and the Big Fake Wedding Team will give SB&G Readers $10 off event tickets!

Diamonds Direct Trunk Show

Friday, April 28, 2017

Diamond’s Direct April trunk show will have a bridal focus and the perfect place to score great deals on engagement rings, wedding and bridesmaid jewelry. This three-day event (April 28-30) will feature a cocktail hour on Friday evening and more. Stay tuned for more details!

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Bridal Wars – Wilmington

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

Take your traditional Bridal Show and turned it up a notch.. or two and you’ll get BRIDAL WARS! Bridal Wars is a team competition, with your bride-squad vs their bride-squad! One bride-to-be and a group of her friends make up a team ( 3 to 5 girls on a team) No worries if you have a larger group – you can just make more than one team! (It’s not required to have a bride-to-be on a team) that way, you can have your friends and family all join in! Mom’s are always welcome to join us… even sassy Grandma’s! (yup.. we see them on teams a lot)!  Teams compete against each other in our one of a kind challenges- from Tug of War to Lip Sync, Relay Races, Bubble Soccer, Wrapping and much more! Don’t worry.. its not all physical! Prizes will be given to winners of each challenge! And Southern Bride & Groom will be featuring a challenge of our own!

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Fall Southern Bridal Show & Expo

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11am-4pm
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11am-4pm

The 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. As with every Forever Bridal Productions show, the August Southern Bridal Show & Expo has the iconic fashion show with the newest styles for your special day. You might just spot your dream dress or the perfect suit for your handsome husband-to-be. Reserve your limited edition VIP bride ticket package and goodies today.

Buy your advance discounted tickets online here!


2nd Annual: Big Fake Wedding RALEIGH

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional ceremony, light bites, and a dance-party reception. “Wedding Guests” are brides-and-grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action. Join this exciting night, and mingle with some of the best wedding professionals in the Triangle on Thursday, October 5th at The Stockroom at 230 in Downtown Raleigh.

* *Event Special: Include the code (“LOVE”) at checkout, and the Big Fake Wedding Team will give SB&G Readers $10 off event tickets!

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Triangle Bridal Showcase

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 1-5pm

The Triangle Bridal Showcase is a luxe, one-day boutique event – a great opportunity to find that little “umph” that will make your special day one that you and your guests will never forget. The October show features a more couture fashion show with designer dresses from Vera Wang, Olege Cassini, Melissa Sweet and others (including men’s styles). Their fashions come from designers such as Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein and so many more. This is the perfect show to get additional quality time with our vendors, which will save you time during your planning process. Come prepared to chat, meet and share more about your wedding with our vendors, they’re here for you!

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