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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.

If It’s Paper Holiday Open House

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:00-8:00pm

Start celebrating the holidays early. If It’s Paper will have drinks, appetizers, specials and more. Bring a friend and get some shopping done.

Sugar Euphoria Caramel Dripped Naked Cake, Mikkel Paige

Cute Buttons Holiday Cake Decorating Class with Sugar Euphoria

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:00-8:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00-3:00pm

Two of our favorite SB&G Vendors are teaming up for a fun and fabulous cake decorating class, holiday style! Call the shop for more details – 919-462-9618.

Forever Bridal Fashion Show

The Wedding Show 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 11am-4pm
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 11am-4pm

Tickets go on sale October 29th, 2018
Tickets include: free parking, admission for both days and a one-year subscription to Bride’s Magazine for the engaged couple.
$12.00 online | $15.00 at the door

Since 1992, The Annual Wedding Show in January is North Carolina’s longest running, largest and most popular wedding show and expo. This two-day event features hundreds of the Triangle’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 sample.  Remember your cameras to and snap pictures of your favorite dresses at the fashion show.

Tickets for this show are good for both days so start planning a weekend of fun, excitement & entertainment. Remember, successful planning is a successful wedding. So make sure you visit our Tips for Attending page for some of the best show tips to make each show a success. We will walk you through how to prepare for the show, what to do at the show and how to gather and process everything you just learned.


The Carolina Inn’s 24th Annual Event Showcase

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1-4pm

Join us as at The Carolina Inn starting for an elegant and information-packed afternoon with the most talented and experienced wedding and event vendors in Chapel Hill, the Triangle and the Carolinas. Enjoy this creative gathering where you will be able to delight in a feast of sample wedding cakes, view the most exquisite wedding gowns from top couture designers, and experience an interactive approach in choosing your most valued wedding vendors.


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

Gilded Bridal

421 N. Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC
By Appointment

Coastal Knot Raleigh 

445 Daniels Street, Raleigh NC
By Appointment

Savvi Formalwear

6220 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC
By Appointment

Tre Bella Bridal

124 East Main Street, Durham, NC
By Appointment

Lana Addison Bridal

302 S Academy St, Cary, NC
By Appointment

Coastal Knot Wilmington 

4113 Oleander Drive Unit C, Wilmington, NC
By Appointment

Coastal Knot Shallotte 

5041-1 Main Street, Shallotte, NC
By Appointment

Traditions by Anna Bridal Boutique

4035 Lake Boone Trail #103
Raleigh, NC 27607 (map)