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.

Rina di Montella at Nitsa’s Winston-Salem

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Make it a girls day out with Mom and shop the Rina di Montella Mother of the Bride Trunk Show at Nitsa’s in Winston-Salem.

NC Museum of History Bridal Open House

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 6-9pm

Looking for a unique wedding reception venue? Stop by the NC Museum of History Bridal Open House and enjoy a glass of wine and samples from approved caterers, get makeup and hair tips from Aveda and Carmen! Carmen!, and check out table settings and décor from event sponsors, CE Rental and Table of Contents. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds go to conserving the dresses in the upcoming Made Especially for You by Willie Kay Otey exhibit. This exhibit showcases timeless dresses and gowns made by prominent African American dress designer and maker Willie Otey Kay from the 1940s through the 1990s.


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!

Rina di Montella at Nitsa’s Charlotte

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Make it a girls day out with Mom and shop the Rina di Montella Mother of the Bride Trunk Show at Nitsa’s in Charlotte.

Bailey’s Date Night & John Hardy Trunk Show

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6-8pm

Extended Thursday night hours allow you and your date to stop by Bailey’s after work for some refreshments and to shop an extended John Hardy collection. Register to win a Bailey’s gift card while you’re there!

MoriLee Trunk Show at Savvi Formalwear

Friday, August 14, 2015

MoriLee fall gowns will be at Savvi’s store during a special trunk show. Gowns ordered from the trunk shows will receive special show savings during the event!

Flash Sale at Coastal Knot Bridal

Friday, August 14, 2015

Enjoy a special Summer Flash Sale at Coastal Knot Bridal in Wilmington August 14-15. Sale 10% off all new orders!

Open House at Highgrove

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10am-1pm

Enjoy an afternoon filled with all things wedding at Highgrove’s August Open House. Sample the venue’s amazing food, beautiful grounds and ballroom space. Staff will be on site to answer questions.

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Open House at the Preston Woodall House

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 5:30-8:30pm

The Preston Woodall House, a full time event facility in Benson, NC, offers a ballroom, lavish ceremony gardens, 13 overnight room accomodations and an Executive Chef for a full service wedding experience. See the site in person during its August open house! 

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Browse through hundreds of new and gently used designer and couture wedding gowns at incredible prices at The Doubletree by Hilton Greensboro on Sunday, August 23rd! Dresses range from $99-$3,900 and sizes 4-18. Meet some of the areas top wedding vendors and enter exciting giveaways, all while supporting a great cause. The revenue from Brides Against Breast Cancer goes to programs for cancer patients and their families.

Tickets are available now!

DoubleTree Bridal Open House

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 2-4pm

Now’s your chance to view DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham’s lakeside terrace fully set for a ceremony and reception, as well as the guest suites. Enjoy hor d’oeuvres and sign up for special giveaways while you’re there. Email to RSVP before August 20.

Bridal Engagement Party at Crabtree Belk

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 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.  Also hear from special guest speaker, Isabelle von Boch, an 8th generation descendant of the internationally renowned Villeroy & Boch Tableware. This is a free event! To RSVP, call (919) 782-7010 ext. 295.

Market Hall Launch Party

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6-9pm

Join Sally Oakley Weddings & Events for a fantastic event involving amazing vendors at one of downtown Raleigh’s premier wedding and event spaces – Market Hall! Join for drinks, great food and a few surprises.

Cameron Blake & Social Occasion Trunk Show at Savvi Formalwear

Friday, August 28, 2015

Cameron Blake and Social Occasion gowns will be at Savvi’s store during a special trunk show. Gowns ordered from the trunk shows will receive special show savings during the event!

Allure Bridals Designer Spotlight at Coastal Knot, Shallotte

Friday, August 28, 2015

Coastal Knot Bridal in Shallotte, NC is having an Allure Bridals designer spotlight and offering 10% off. Go in for a fantastic deal!

Essence of Australia Trunk Show at Coastal Knot Bridal

Friday, September 11, 2015

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

Amsale Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaids Raleigh

Friday, September 18, 2015

Join Bella Bridesmaids in Raleigh for a special Amsale Trunk show. Stop in for great deals on beautiful dresses!

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Brides Against Breast Cancer

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 6:30am - 10pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9am - 1pm

Join Brides Against Breast Cancer for their annual Charity Bridal Event and Trunk Sale at River Ridge Golf Club! There is a VIP event Friday, October 2nd from 6:30pm – 10pm and enjoy lite bites, signature beverages, and giveaways while perusing gowns for a great cause! Come back on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am – 1pm after making your final decision for the dress! Tickets are $20 for the VIP event, and $5 for Saturday’s general admission. Register at!

Bridal Show at The Burke Manor Inn

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 2-4pm

The Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion in Gibsonville, NC is hosting a bridal show where brides-to-be will have the opportunity to learn more about the lodging, food, and outdoor space available at this unique wedding venue.

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