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.

Highgrove Estate Open House

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10am-1pm

Tour the picture-perfect Highgrove Estate and meet some of their favorite vendors. This venue, located near Raleigh in Fuquay-Varina, has an outdoor ceremony site, a beautiful reception ballroom, and delicious in-house catering.

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Bridal Wars – Wilmington

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

Take your traditional Bridal Show and turned it up a notch.. or two and you’ll get BRIDAL WARS! Bridal Wars is a team competition, with your bride-squad vs their bride-squad! One bride-to-be and a group of her friends make up a team ( 3 to 5 girls on a team) No worries if you have a larger group – you can just make more than one team! (It’s not required to have a bride-to-be on a team) that way, you can have your friends and family all join in! Mom’s are always welcome to join us… even sassy Grandma’s! (yup.. we see them on teams a lot)!  Teams compete against each other in our one of a kind challenges- from Tug of War to Lip Sync, Relay Races, Bubble Soccer, Wrapping and much more! Don’t worry.. its not all physical! Prizes will be given to winners of each challenge! And Southern Bride & Groom will be featuring a challenge of our own!

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Fall Southern Bridal Show & Expo

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11am-4pm
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11am-4pm

The Fall Southern Bridal Show & Expo, held each August at the NC State Fairgrounds, is a two-day event with hundreds of the Triangle area’s top wedding vendors. As with every Forever Bridal Productions show, the August Southern Bridal Show & Expo has the iconic fashion show with the newest styles for your special day. You might just spot your dream dress or the perfect suit for your handsome husband-to-be. Reserve your limited edition VIP bride ticket package and goodies today.

Buy your advance discounted tickets online here!


2nd Annual: Big Fake Wedding RALEIGH

Thursday, October 5, 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 Triangle on Thursday, October 5th at The Stockroom at 230 in Downtown Raleigh.

* *Event Special: Include the code (“LOVE”) at checkout, and the Big Fake Wedding Team will give SB&G Readers $10 off event tickets!

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Triangle Bridal Showcase

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 1-5pm

The Triangle Bridal Showcase is a luxe, one-day boutique event – a great opportunity to find that little “umph” that will make your special day one that you and your guests will never forget. The October show features a more couture fashion show with designer dresses from Vera Wang, Olege Cassini, Melissa Sweet and others (including men’s styles). Their fashions come from designers such as Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein and so many more. This is the perfect show to get additional quality time with our vendors, which will save you time during your planning process. Come prepared to chat, meet and share more about your wedding with our vendors, they’re here for you!

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