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.

Free Communication Class for Couples

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:00-8:30pm
CenterPeace, a non profit that helps prepare couples for the journey of marriage using the #1 Pre-Marriage Preparation tool called SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts), is hosting an Effective Communication tools class in Raleigh with expert, Dr. Mike Garrett. Couples will learn how to solidify the building blocks of their relationship through effective communication.

Open House at The Bradford

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

You’re invited to come out and tour The Bradford while enjoying free refreshments and treats during their January open house. There is a great team of vendors lined up to come out and share more about their services as well as offer giveaways! Drop in anytime during the open house.


Tasting Event at Catering Works

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Catering Works is hosting a tasting event and looks forward to mixing it up with 2017 brides and grooms!  This is an RSVP event, so be sure to contact Catering Works to be placed on the guest list.

Open House at City Club Raleigh

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 12-2pm

Save the date for City Club Raleigh’s fabulous Wedding Open House for all brides-to-be, grooms-to-be and your squads. RSVP to or 919.834.8829.

The Farm in Selma, NC – 3rd Annual Bridal Expo

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Greater Triangle couples are they peruse The Farm in Selma, NC for the 3rd Annual Bridal Expo. Take a tour of the property, meet and mingle with over 30 vendors, sample cake and food, test out photobooth’s and more! And don’t forget to pick up your SB&G 2017 30th Anniversary Magazine to help with your planning!


The Carolina Inn’s 22nd Annual Bridal Showcase Event

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 1-4pm

Join us as at The Carolina Inn starting for an elegant and information-packed afternoon with the most talented and experienced wedding vendors in Chapel Hill, the Triangle and the Carolinas. Enjoy this creative gathering where you will be able to delight in a feast of sample wedding cakes, view the most exquisite wedding gowns from top couture designers, and experience an interactive approach in choosing your most valued wedding vendors.


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2nd Annual Toast & Taste – Wedding & Special Events Showcase

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5-8pm

Planning a wedding, social gathering, or corporate event? Let the New Year celebrations continue with nosh and sips from Donovan’s Dish while mingling with top-notch wedding and special event vendors at Downtown Raleigh’s unique and chic venue, The Stockroom at 230. Also, sneak a peak at Raleigh’s Newest Gem located above The Stockroom – The Glass Box!


Free Budgeting Class for Couples

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm

CenterPeace, a non profit that helps prepare couples for the journey of marriage using the #1 Pre-Marriage Preparation tool called SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts), is hosting a budgeting tools class in Wake Forest to help you get on track so you CAN manage your finances! This class teaches a tool that has helped communities of people get out of debt and become financially free.

Around the World in an Afternoon

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1pm - 4pm

A fabulous and luxury event for February: A Way To Go Travel will have representatives from various resorts, hotels and cruise lines perfect for honeymooners! Brides, grooms and all couples can come to the beautiful Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC to meet and speak with representatives of these destinations and cruise lines to help them explore options for their honeymoon and decide what is the best fit for them. The event is free to attend, and trips will be given away as prizes!


Open House at The Rickhouse

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 12-3pm

The Rickhouse in downtown Durham is hosting a Wedding & Event Open House featuring their preferred and favorite vendors. Stop by to check out this unique space and meet some of the best wedding pros in the area. 

Belk Crabtree Spring Engagement Party

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 1-4pm

Meet vendors, create or add to an existing registry and register to win fabulous Corporate prizes (trip to New York City!) and in-store prizes during the Belk Crabtree’s spring engagement party (located in the Home Department – 3rd floor)! RSVP 919-782-7010 ext. 295.

LGBT Wedding Expo at Raleigh Marriott City Center

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:30-3:30pm

The 4th Annual ‘Same Love, Same Rights’ LGBT Wedding Expo will be held at the elegant Raleigh Marriott City Center with over 30 LGBT-friendly wedding professionals, free samples, LGBT ceremony planning tips, food & fun, fabulous raffles, music & more!


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!

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