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.

Big Fake Wedding

The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. Brides- and grooms-to-be (and their entourage!) are invited to enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty cocktail-style dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the Charlotte area wedding vendors in action.

Date Night at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:00-8:00pm


Enjoy a Wine & Chocolate Tasting with your Perfect Pair! Taste wine from The Wine Feed, chocolate from our local fave Videri Chocolate Factory, browse the beautiful selection of jewelry in the recently-renovated store in Cameron Village, and register to win fun giveaways…. Fellas, this could be your chance to knock out that Valentine’s Day gift! Registration is required but free.

The Wedding Affair at North Hills

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 1:00 - 4:00pm

From ballrooms to bridal gowns, rings to rehearsal dinners, plan the wedding of your dreams at The Wedding Affair at North Hills, a wedding showcase featuring the Triangle area’s top industry professionals, set at the gorgeous Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel.


Valentine’s Day Indoor Tailgate – Taste the Event

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:00AM-2:00PM
This Valentine’s Day, have a date with your beau that you’ll BOTH enjoy, or make it a fun occasion with friends!Enjoy a winter lunch with TOPO beer and liquor tastings at Top of the Hill’s Great Room. Watch UNC men’s basketball take on Pitt on the big screen while girls get pampered. We’ll have Videri chocolate, flowers, artisan coolers and more.

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.

Brunch & Bubbly Mixer at Paperbuzz

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Come mix, mingle and get ideas for your big day at Paperbuzz, your go-to shop for wedding paper, stationery and gifts in North Hills!

This event will feature some other fabulous wedding pros including All She Wrote Notes (calligraphy artist); Ashley Cakes; CE Rentals; Fresh Affairs florist; Rocky Top Catering; and A Southern Soiree (wedding planning).

PLUS, enter to win 50% off of your wedding invitations!

Melrose Knitting Mill – new venue Open House

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Experience one of downtown Raleigh’s newest wedding and event venues, Melrose Knitting Mill. This venue is a large warehouse style open room, located next to Babylon Raleigh.

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The Woman’s Club Open House Featuring Irregardless Catering

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

You’re invited to an Open House at The Raleigh Woman’s Club featuring catering from Irregardless Cafe & Catering. Enjoy the “Farm to Table” cuisine delights and cocktails while you explore the theme decorated Ballroom, meeting rooms, and lounges to visualize your wedding reception or event! Please RSVP here!

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


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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!


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!


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