- Balloon Decor
- Bridal Wear
- Ceremony Site
- Faith & Marriage/Counseling
- Financial Services/Planning
- Floral Preservation
- Formal Wear
- Gift Registry
- Guest Accommodations
- Home Decor
- Invitations/Paper Goods
- Jewelry/Jewelry Cleaners
- Kitchen Accessories/Cookware
- Musical Entertainment
- Photo Booth
- Real Estate/Homes/Apartments
- Reception/Rehearsal Dinner Site
- Rental - Attire/Accessories
- Rental - Supplies/Services
- Specialty Items
- Wedding Transportation
- Wedding Gown Cleaning/Preservation
WHAT'S NEW FOR AUGUST
WANT TO BE A VIP BRIDE?
We've got 2 awesome VIP ticket packages exclusively for brides attending the August 9 & 10 Southern Bridal Show & Expo. They include a custom monogrammed tote bag, NC bride T-shirt, express check-in and lots more goodies to make your bridal show experience special! Click here to register and purchase your VIP ticket package.
POP-UP BRIDAL SHOP!
Come to the August 9 & 10 Southern Bridal Show & Expo and say "YES TO THE DRESS". Expert stylists will be on hand to help you to try on and buy designer gowns for up to 50% off. Register and purchase a VIP I ticket package and you'll get early bird entry into the Pop-Up Bridal Shop. How cool is that?
YOU'VE GOT THE RING... NOW WHAT?
Join Forever Bridal and REGISTER to attend a Forever Bridal Wedding Show as soon as possible. By visiting one of our bridal shows, you will learn from the best in the business - all in one place all under one roof. Registering with us will also create your own personal account that will give you a head start on organizing your wedding plans. Your Bridal Suite of tools allows you to be in control of your wedding information and once you complete your registration, you will have access to a powerful set of planning tools designed to make your life easy.
MEET THE EXPERTS
Interview multiple vendors in one afternoon!
Regardless of where your wedding takes place in the Triangle...Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, at a Forever Bridal Show you'll be able to interview multiple wedding photographers, bridal salons, florists, caterers, wedding and reception sites, DJs, bakeries, and more — all in one glorious afternoon. The show gives you the ability to compare prices, style and personalities right there on the spot. Ask questions and look for that special connection with your favorite company and then don't hesitate because their calendars usually fill up fast. If you see something you like, our wedding professionals will be ready to save your special day just for you. No other event allows you to compare and save like ours do and the best part is - you can do it all in one glorious afternoon. If you are coming from out of town why not make it a weekend. Your admission ticket to the January and August 2 day shows is valid for both days. These hotels are offering great specials so friends and family can accompany you. Bring the bridesmaids, attend the show, have an early bachelorette party, then come back Sunday to wrap up those last few items and make this a memorable weekend.
MAKE FOREVER BRIDAL YOUR ONLINE WEDDING RESOURCE
ONLINE PLANNING TOOLS
Use our site to find all you are looking for when planning your wedding or any other social event. Our list of Wedding, Event and Party Professionals (found to your left) is extensive and offers a wide variety of wedding categories to choose from to help you plan your special day. You can also use our extensive collection of online planning tools to simplify the process.
Wedding Fashion Previews • Hair & Make-Up
One of the most exciting parts of a Forever Bridal event are the hourly Fashion Previews featuring the latest wedding fashions for every member of your bridal party. Each preview is sponsored by a different Bridal Wear and Formal Wear company. Our models set the stage with your first look at wedding gowns, tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses, and flower girl dresses. See wedding gowns and formal wear designed by Vera Wang, Oleg Casini, Lazaro, Lynn Lugo, Maggie Sottero, Tommy Hilfiger, After 6, and more! Get inspired by our models as they show off stylish up-dos and make-up techniques provided by local cosmetic and beauty professionals such as Estee Salon. Learn how you can get the same looks on your wedding day by visiting the interactive Hair and Make-Up areas. These complimentary wedding updos and make-overs are given by the area's top salons and some of the biggest names in make up including Clinique and Estee Lauder. Don’t miss it!
Following each preview, our models get up close and personal so you too, can take a closer look at the fashions, accessories, hairstyles and make-up. Our fashion previews kick off at the top of each hour, so be sure to catch them all. Where else can you see so much in such a short time? Top name designers, the latest in make-up and hair, and an opportunity to compare quality and style…you won’t want to miss it!
The Dream It. Plan It. Live It. Wedding Organizer
Big days call for big plans, so stay organized with our complimentary Wedding Organizer...Dream It . Plan It . Live It. Here you will find professional profiles featuring local wedding businesses such as wedding consultants, financial planners, travel agents, videographers, musicians, and more. Inside, find creative content packed with detailed worksheets. Dream It . Plan It . Live It will keep you one step ahead, as you interview wedding professionals and plan the wedding day you've dreamed of. Organizers are available, while supplies last.
Photo Gallery • Red Carpet Runways • Table Top Displays
Get a closer look at what our vendors can do for you! Stroll through the Wedding Photography Gallery near the main entrance to get an idea of who will capture your style and character best. Still need a wedding dress or a tux? Look no further that the Red Carpet Fashion Runway near the main stage to get an idea for your big day. If you are in search of the perfect place setting or linen for your reception, browse through the 3000 square foot Table Top Design Gallery to get inspired for your big day... are you ready to get your creative juices flowing?
OUTER BANKS BEACH WEDDINGS
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
Have you thought about a destination wedding in the mountains, on a sandy beach or at a beautiful Caribbean resort? Our shows attract the best beach wedding ceremony and reception locations along the North and South Carolina coast as well as Virginia and Barbados. Don't want the sand in your shoes? Why not look into a beautiful winery wedding venue at an Italian villa or French chateau overlooking rolling hills covered with vineyards just west of the Triangle? Many of our local travel agents have extensive experience in destination wedding locations around the world. Check out our honeymoon, travel, and resorts page to begin planning for your after wedding escape with your loved one.
AWARD WINNING BRIDAL SHOWS
The Bridal Show Experts
The state wide industry leader, Forever Bridal has made its presence felt locally as well as world wide for their quality of work. As a 15 year member of Bridal Show Producers International, Forever Bridal is a 3-time International Star Award recipient. This elite organization has a membership base that reaches many countries including Canada, The UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, USA and Australia... Forever Bridal Productions has been bringing bridal shows to the Raleigh Durham area since 1995 and has the connections and experience to bring the best area wedding professionals for you to meet, face-to-face.
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW
So shine up that new ring, and REGISTER to attend a bridal show today. It's the smartest decision you'll ever make. (next to saying, "YES")