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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.

Modern Calligraphy by Blush and Blue

Modern Calligraphy Class with Blush & Blue

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:30-4:30pm

Join Maria Denisco of Blush & Blue Designs for this stellar Introduction to Calligraphy. Learn the basics of letter forming and tools needed for this lovely skill. You’ll walk away with a deeper appreciation for the art and history of calligraphy, and the knowledge to help with your own natural handwriting and lettering arts.



Forever Bridal Raleigh NC Wedding Shows

Forever Bridal Wedding Show – Spring Edition

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11am-4pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 11am-4pm
Wedding planning starts here! Meet your wedding pros face-to-face, receive free wedding goodies, and see the latest fashions and trends

Tickets: $8.00 online | $10.00 at the door

Swag Bag, Free one-year subscription to Bride’s Magazine & $200 gift card to are included with admission tickets

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Wedding Catering by Catering Works

Catering Works Wedding Tasting

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30-9pm


A Catering Works tasting event is a fabulous culinary experience, held onsite at their North Raleigh venue, The Laurelbrook. going to be held on April 3rd, at their on-site venue The Laurelbrook.  Please RSVP for the event HERE.

Rustic Vintage The Parlour at Manns Chapel Hill Wedding Venue Chapel Hill L'amour Foto

The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4-7pm

Join The Parlour at Manns Chapel for their first official ‘Take Over’ Wedding Open House and Snag FREE Chapel Vintage Rentals! Aneesa Glines- brilliant planner and owner of Harmony Weddings & Events in partnership with The Parlour is hosting a wedding showcase unlike any other. They are excited to provide booked and engaged couples with a dream team of wedding industry vendors on April 7th from 4-7pm to make wedding planning easy. Come see sample ceremony and reception layouts, taste vendor fare, pick up sweet discounts and enjoy FREE use of all Parlour Chapel Vintage Rentals for weddings booked by the end of April (applies to new bookings only). This is a one-stop-shop for your special day. There will also be an unveiling of a big bridal suite surprise from The Parlour!

Stockroom at 230 wedding

The Stockroom at 230 Open House

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 5-7pm

Celebrate your engagement with The Stockroom at 230 team! Enjoy light bites and the opportunity to envision your perfect wedding day. Also, sneak a peak of the newest addition – The Groom’s Room!

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