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.

Marriage 101 with Rev. Kayelily Middleton

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7-9pm

On the second Tuesday of each month, Rev. Kayelily Middleton will teach a two-hour interactive class at 1318 Dale St., which offers an overview of marriage and the essential skills for successful relationships. Recommended for couples getting married, thinking about it, or newlyweds.

Tastings at Southern Harvest

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Southern Harvest Catering will be having two free evening tastings in Downtown Raleigh during the month of February (2/9 and 2/23).

Marisa Baratelli Trunk Show at Nitsa’s Charlotte

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nitsa’s Apparel’s Charlotte location is hosting a Marisa Baratelli Trunk Show February 10-13. Appointments are suggested, so call 704-940-1999 today!

Tre Bella at The Glass Box

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6-8pm

Join Tre Bella for for a fun filled event at The Glass Box in Raleigh, including a flower design class, shopping and delicious treats! Cost is $60.

Christopher Designs Event at Diamonds Direct Crabtree

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10am-6pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10am-6pm

Diamonds Direct hosts world-renowned jewelry designer Christopher Slowinkski of Christopher Designs in their showroom. Come by for an exclusive look at the 2016 line as well as special treats throughout the weekend and delicious desserts provided by Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Plus, enjoy 60 months interest-free financing on all approved purchases made on during the event.

Donna Morgan Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaids

Friday, February 12, 2016

Triangle brides and bridesmaids, stop by Bella Bridesmaids in Raleigh for a special Joanna August Trunk Show from Feb. 12-13 and enjoy 10% off!

Hayley Paige Trunk Show at Coastal Knot Bridal

Friday, February 12, 2016

Coastal Knot Bridal salon in Wilmington, NC will host a Hayley Paige Trunk Show February 12-14. Stop by for great deals on these beautiful gowns!

Wedding and Event Open House at The Rickhouse

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 12-3pm

Food to savor, flowers to smell, photos to admire, and planners to inspire! It’s all happening at The Rickhouse to make planning your occasion most enjoyable. Join this new Durham venue and some of its favorite vendors on for an afternoon of delicious food and the opportunity to connect with the perfect vendors for your event! Best of all, this event is free! All you have to do is pre-register.

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Corks & Cakes Valentine’s Edition

Sunday, February 14, 2016


This Valentine’s Day The Wine Feed and The Cupcake Shoppe have created an intimate, shareable experience for couples looking for something unique, educational, and sweet! Corks and Cakes is back, and our special “Valentine’s Edition” is sure to delight! Each tasting option includes three delicious sweets expertly paired with three wines from around the world!

** Seating times will be at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm–and space is limited to 20 people per start time, so book your time to taste with your sweetie today!

Sparkling Wine Tasting at The King’s Daughters Inn

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 4-7pm

Grab your sweetheart and head over to The King’s Daughters Inn for the annual sparkling wine tasting. Cost is $25 for five wines paired with interesting bites to complement the character of the bubbles! Plus, enjoy 15% off room rates if you book an overnight stay.

Triangle Bridal Association Bridal Showcase

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 5:30pm-8:30pm

The 7th Annual Triangle Bridal Showcase will take place at the North Ridge Country Club and is  a wonderful opportunity to mingle with the “best of the best” wedding professionals while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne and music while becoming inspired to design your dream wedding.

Eugenia Joy Trunk Show at Tre Bella

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tre Bella will be hosting a Eugenia Joy trunk show the weekend of February 19. Call (919) 323-7167 to make an appointment with your bridal consultant.

Ellis Trunk Show at The Wedding Dress Shoppe

Friday, February 19, 2016

Stop in for great deals during the Ellis trunk show at the Wedding Dress Shoppe in Wilmington, February 19-20. For appointments, call (910) 392-0818.

Wedding Reception Open House at The Museum of Life and Science

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7-9pm

You’ve never seen the Museum of Life and Science like this before! Come to the facility’s first Wedding Reception Open House to see the exhibit spaces all dressed up, and meet all the vendors you’ll need to make your big day come to life!

The Wed Tour – A Luxury Bridal Show Experience

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 4-8pm

The Wed Tour is an intimate and luxe wedding tour in Raleigh for discerning couples who want to mingle with in-demand vendors up close and personal, experience six unique wedding venues that are sprawling with ready-to-pick ideas, and walk away with a lush bouquet of resources to design their perfectly personalized day. Check-in is at The Merrimon-Wynne House.

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Belk Streets of Southpoint Engagement Party

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 1-4pm

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

Tasting at The Glenwood Club

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 6-8pm

The Glenwood Club and Irregardless Catering hosts a Wedding Tasting with samples from Irregardless’ Catering menu for weddings at The Glenwood Club and over 30 venues around the Triangle.

Essence of Australia Trunk Show at Coastal Knot Bridal

Friday, February 26, 2016

Costal Knot Bridal in Wilmington, NC will host an Essense of Australia Trunk Show, February 26-28. Stop by for a look!

Boutique Bridal Show at The Cookery

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 1-5pm

In partnership with Gather Together event planning and Donovan’s Dish caterers, The Cookery in Durham will open its doors to the public for a curated wedding showcase: The Boutique Bridal Show. Meet local vendors and find inspiration for their wedding day, including Tre Bella Flowers, Makeup for Your Day, Get Lit, American Party Rentals. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides professional attire and career development tools for women affected by poverty.

Wedding Showcase at DoubleTree Raleigh Brownstone-University

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11am-3pm

Meet fabulous vendors, sample hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails and enter to win prizes at the 4th annual Doubletree Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University Wedding Showcase. (RSVP by Feb. 19.)

The Wedding Affair at North Hills

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 1-4pm

From ballrooms to bridal gowns, rings to rehearsal dinners, plan the wedding of your dreams at Raleigh’s North Hills. Serving as a valuable resource for couples planning their weddings for the last four years, this boutique wedding showcase is an intimate event featuring the Triangle’s best wedding professionals.



Around the World in an Afternoon

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

While wedding planning is underway, A Way To Go Travel is making your honeymoon planning smooth and stress free! On Sunday, February 28th, the A Way To Go Travel team will host representatives from various resorts, cruise lines and hotels perfect for honeymooners! Couples will be able to meet and speak with each representative to help explore the best options for your trip to celebrate this special time! This event will be held at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro at 704 Green Valley Road from 1pm – 4pm.

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Bridal Engagement Party at Crabtree Belk

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 1-4pm

Recently engaged? Celebrate at the Crabtree Belk bridal engagement party at the Belk at Crabtree Mall/Home store. Set up a registry and win prizes.  This is a free event! To RSVP, call (919) 782-7010.

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Belk Cary Towne Center Engagement Party

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 1-4pm

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

Happily Ever After Wedding Experience

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 1pm - 4pm

The Roanoke Rapids Theater in Roanoke Rapids, NC encourages all couples to spend a beautiful afternoon strolling through the venue! Vendors will be on-site to help plan your perfect wedding day for memories that will last a lifetime, including Southern Bride & Groom magazine! Check out one of the grandest event spaces in the Greater Triangle on March 6, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm.


Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at The Sanderling Resort

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11am-4pm

For those thinking about a North Carolina destination wedding, beach wedding, or just browsing Outer Banks venues, the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at The Sanderling Resort is one show you must attend!


Diamonds Direct March of the Brides

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Attention brides-to-be Diamonds-Direct Crabtree’s will host it’s annual March of the Brides event on March 26! Register early to be a part of this fun-filled event with games, amazing prices and a lot of fun!

Bridal Mixer at Jennette’s Pier

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 3-5pm

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.

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