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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.

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If It’s Paper Holiday Open House

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5pm-8pm

You’re invited to a Holiday Open House at If It’s Paper on Wednesday, November 13th! This is one our favorite custom wedding invitations and stationery stores in Raleigh, NC. Join us for an evening of sips and snacks as we get holly & jolly just in time for the winter season. Did we mention there will be SALES? You won’t want to miss it, and try your luck on some spin-to-win prizes!

The Stockroom at 230 ten year anniversary wedding marketplace Raleigh NC Jodi Miller Photography

The Stockroom’s 10 Year Anniversary Wedding Marketplace

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 6:00pm-8:30pm
The Stockroom at 230, one of Raleigh’s favorite wedding venues, is celebrating 10 years and they want to celebrate with you!

This incredible NC company also manages The Glass Box and All Saints Chapel and over the years, they have seen a lot of beautiful DIY decor at weddings and events. But after the event, what do couples do with all their decorations? This event is for past couples to sell their DIY decor and wedding items to couples currently planning their weddings who are looking to stick to their budget. TA DAA! This event is an opportunity for vendors and past brides to sell items at a discounted rate to couples currently planning their weddings. It’ll be like a Facebook marketplace, in person! Popup shop style.

A $10 VIP ticket gets you a swag bag and early access to shop from 6-7pm (limited number of tickets available). General admission is free, with access from 7-8:30pm.

Follow The Stockroom on Instagram, @thestockroomat230, to see sneak peaks of items that will be for sale!

Special thanks to our participating vendors!

Have items that you want to sell at the event? Email Booth spots are first come first serve.

Cover Photo by: Jodi Miller Photography

Toys For Tots 2019 Event Page Infographic

Toys For Tots Holiday Party 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 6pm

Let the holiday season begin, COUNTRY WESTERN STYLE!

You are invited to our 16th annual Toys For Tots Holiday Party on December 3rd at The Garden on Millbrook.  Join us for a Country Western Hoe-Down. Bring your friends, co-workers and significant others. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Don’t forget, it’s a season of giving! We support the USMC and the Toys for Tots mission. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the children and celebrating together as one united wedding community.

Single Admission Ticket: $25

Two Pack Admission Tickets: $40

Four Pack Admission Tickets: $75

Six Pack Admission Tickets: $100

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!

Weddings and Warehouses Event The Stockroom at 230 All Saints Chapel Market Hall Traine Melrose Knitting Mill One + Only Paper

Weddings + Warehouses: A Downtown Raleigh Trolley Venue Experience

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 12pm-4pm

This premier event features a guided Trolley Tour of five of the most sought after downtown Raleigh Wedding Venues – The Stockroom at 230, All Saints Chapel, Market Hall, Traine, and Melrose Knitting Mill. Together, they have combined forces and reimagined what a January Open House will look like for couples seeking to get married in any of their Downtown Raleigh venues!

The Great Raleigh Trolley will provide transportation to each venue so guests can enjoy the ride and stop at each location. Enjoy food, cocktails, and all the fun they have in store!

Get your tickets now! There are only a limited amount of VIP tickets available which will grant attendees early access and swag bags. Check out the long list of amazing NC wedding vendors by clicking on the event link. #weddingsandwarehouses


The Carolina Inn’s 25th Annual Wedding Showcase

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 1pm-4pm

Join us as at The Carolina Inn 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.

Save the date! Sunday, February 23rd. Ticket information to be announced.

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