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.

Common 414 Grand Opening

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 6:00 - 9:00pm

Join Common 414 for their Grand Opening party! Explore the upscale parlor with a roaring 1920s atmosphere, specialty cocktails, and a variety of music — from live jazz to electroswing!

The 1st Charlotte NotWedding

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. Attendees will enjoy a ceremony, dinner, and a dance-party reception so they can truly experience the wedding vendors in action!

Shop Local Raleigh Boutique Blowout

Friday, August 8, 2014

Join Shop Local Raleigh for the boutique event of the summer and enjoy amazing sales at some of the area’s hottest stores!

Fall Southern Bridal Show & Expo

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Fall Southern Bridal Show & Expo is a two-day event in the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds. At this annual Raleigh wedding show, Forever Bridal hosts over 150 Triangle-area wedding experts who will inspire you and answer all of your burning questions. The show features hourly fashion shows for the younger members of the wedding party, as well as for the bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom.

The Cookery’s Very Brunchy Sunday

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

The Cookery is hosting a Very Brunchy Sunday on August 24th! Join Cookery Members and others for brunch on the patio, handcrafted cocktails, and local art (like pottery, sculpture and more!). This is a great event for the whole family, or for a bride-to-be who is looking for something special!

Be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot at this fun free event!

Wedding Showcase at the NC Museum of Art

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:00pm

The NCMA is a wonderful option for a unique, elegant wedding venue. Experience all the NCMA has to offer at the Wedding Showcase, featuring hors d’oeuvres, desserts, ceremony packages, personalized wedding consultation, exclusive vendors displays, and a giveaway from Diamonds Direct.

If you book your wedding the evening of the showcase, you’ll receive 10% off the venue fee! More details and tickets available here

Triangle Bridal Showcase

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 1:00 - 4:00m

The Triangle Bridal Showcase, held annually at the Sheraton Chapel Hill, evokes subtle elegance for the upscale bride. Attendees will be delighted by the attention to detail showcased by the wedding professionals from Durham and Chapel Hill, and as with all Forever Bridal events, you will be treated to our roaming bridal fashion previews. Come get inspired for your big day!

The 3rd Charleston NotWedding

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 4:00pm

Don’t miss the NotWedding’s third appearance in Charleston, South Carolina. This December, check out a fake ceremony, a tasty dinner, and a dance-filled reception and see what Charleston’s wedding vendors have to offer. This is an especially great opportunity if you’re planning a destination wedding to South Carolina!

The Wedding Show by Forever Bridal

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Wedding Show by Forever Bridal is the state’s longest running and most popular wedding show. The two-day event features hundreds of Triangle-area wedding vendors — from venues and planners to cake bakeries and photographers — to get your wedding planning on the right track!

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.

Alexia’s Bridal Boutique

400-100 West North Street, Raleigh NC
By Appointment

Bella Bridesmaid

2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
By Appointment

Lana Addison Bridal

302 South Academy Street, Cary, NC
By Appointment

Tre Bella Bridal

124 East Main Street, Durham, NC
By Appointment

Victorian Rose Bridals

443 Daniels Street, Raleigh, NC
By Appointment