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Raleigh, Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill NC Wedding Events, Bridal Shows, Tastings, Open Houses, Trunk Shows and Community Events

Be sure to attend several Raleigh-Durham NC wedding shows and events for an opportunity to meet area experts. The events you’ll find on this page are all from our Southern Bride and Groom magazine recommended vendors. That means, vendors that we personally know and work with on local events and magazine features. These are the best bridal shows and events, from the best Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill wedding vendors you will find!

We feature various events, which include everything from large scale wedding shows with over 100 Raleigh wedding vendors, to intimate open house wedding events. There are also regular tastings from the best Raleigh wedding caterers, bridal gown trunk shows, and even engagement ring sales here in Raleigh-Durham. All of the events come from our local highly recommended shops. Pick a few that appeal to you and add them to your calendar. This is not only an important part of wedding planning, but it is FUN!

SB&G also regularly features local community events and fundraisers in the Raleigh-Durham area. Events we feature include art openings, charity projects, shopping events, and fashion shows. If they make it onto this page, that means there is a public or ticketed event that we think our readers might be interested in attending or supporting!

NC Wedding Shows in Wilmington, Outer Banks and other NC wedding destinations

In addition to attending all of the best Raleigh NC wedding shows, Southern Bride and Groom magazine also covers also several amazing wedding events in Wilmington and the Outer Banks among other beaches on the NC Coastline, as well as bridal events in the NC Mountains. Check back regularly for the best NC destination bridal events.

Forever Bridal Raleigh NC Wedding Shows

Forever Bridal Wedding Show | Fall Edition

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 1pm-5pm

The Forever Bridal Wedding Show | Fall Edition is a Sunday afternoon like no other. Save the date for an afternoon of wedding planning in an intimate, relaxing environment. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres courtesy of the Hilton North Hills while taking in the finest in fall wedding fashions, florals, tastings and more. Take time to mingle with the top wedding professionals who know how to make your wedding the day of your dreams. All in one day, all in one place. Perfect.

Raleigh Fashion Fest Promo BAG

Raleigh Fashion Fest

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5pm-9pm

“Get in loser, we’re going shopping.” -Regina George, Mean Girls (2004)

We’re excited to attend Raleigh’s inaugural festival celebrating fashion in NC! Raleigh Fashion Fest (RFF) will be taking place on Thursday, October 24, in historic Market Hall at City Market in the heart of downtown Raleigh. This will be the Ultimate Shopping Experience benefitting Carroll’s Kitchen, with the best locally-owned Boutiques & Vendors, Collaborative Runway Fashion Show, Silent Auction, plus Local Eats and Drinks!  

With the focus on supporting local, empowering women, and activating the community through collaboration over competition this is the first event of its kind! A great way to shop local.

Use promo code: GOODBYESUMMER to get %15 off your ticket (discount ends September 22nd).

Follow @RaleighFashionFest on Instagram and Facebook for more exciting event updates!

The Carolina Inn Event Social Media Conference #Innfluenced

#INNfluenced Social Media Conference

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8am-6pm

Attend the premier social media conference in North Carolina to take an in-depth look at the latest trends and connecting with your target market along with learning about the ever-changing industry landscape: new algorithms, technology and metrics.

A talented and experienced group of speakers will be in attendance that come from multi-million dollar e-commerce companies to life and style content creators and major social media influencers who will discuss how to develop and maximize your social media marketing efforts. Whether you are new to the scene or a social media veteran, this conference has the all of the information you need to take your social media efforts to the next level and generate the results you’ve been waiting to see!

Conference is all day on Thursday, November 7th.

Get your ticket here. 

P.S You might recognize one of the guest speakers as one of our SB&G family members!

Save the Date! Petal & Oak Open House

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5pm-8pm

Open up your calendar, and save the date for Petal & Oak’s Open House! On November 12th from 5pm-8pm, Petal & Oak will be opening their doors for an evening of beauty and wedding inspiration. Keep an eye out for more future updates on how to register.

Forever Bridal Raleigh NC Wedding Shows

Forever Bridal Show | Winter 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 11am-4pm
Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 11am-4pm

Bring in the new year with one of the biggest wedding showcase events of the year. This two-day event features hundreds of North Carolina’s Wedding Pros that will get you off to the right start. Don’t forget your taste buds for all the catering, cake samples and drinks you can eat. Remember your cameras to snap pictures of your favorite dresses at the interactive fashion show!

Upcoming Spring NC Wedding Dress Trunk Shows

Below are NC’s top bridal salons, each has regular trunk shows and lists them on their website. For up-to-date monthly information on bridal gown sales and trunk show events delivered straight to your inbox, register for our E-Newsletter

Bella Bridesmaids

2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
By Appointment

Alexia’s Bridal

400 W. North Street, Unit 100, Raleigh, NC
By Appointment


The Wedding Dress Shoppe

2516 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC
By Appointment


Lana Addison Bridal

302 S Academy St, Cary, NC
By Appointment

Gilded Bridal

421 N. Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC
By Appointment