Ready Set GO!  It’s Showtime and you’ll want to have the best planning day ever. Here are some ideas to help you at the show!

1-Bring Your Support Team

C’mon, what’s more exciting than planning your wedding? Get your team involved in the planning – bring people who truly know what is important to you. And bring your fiance’! Guys DO have fun at our shows because there really is something for everyone…and hey, he might just be inspired enough to get involved

2-Stay As Long As You Like

Our shows aren’t just for meeting wedding pros and gaining knowledge – our shows are super FUN! Along with spending time meeting with your favorite pros, you’ll be tasting great food, wedding cakes, beverages, and of course, get to watch our exciting fashion shows. There will be a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are a good idea. (The typical couple will spend about 3 hours). Tickets are valid for both days, so you can come back a second day and bring a different group.

GiGi's Raleigh wedding cupcakes

3-Come Hands Free

The last thing you want to do is juggle your coat, bag, and purse, while filling out information, tasting food and navigating through the aisles. We’ll provide a bag at check-in to help you manage all the materials you’ll gather here. Engage and connect with as many wedding pros as possible!

Forever Bridal Wedding Show Bride by Michael Williams Photography

4-Take Lots Of Pictures

It’s okay – snap as many pictures as you want. Our show is all about inspiration! And while you’re at it – remember to capture memories of you and your wedding team at the show too – after all, this is where your wedding begins!

Southern Wedding Show + Expo wedding dress shop

5-Stay For the Fashion Show

Southern Wedding Show + Expo - Fashion Show

Do we really need to tell you that our fashion show is a must-see? Kleinfeld is one of our partners! This is your chance to get a sneak peak at some of the latest bridal fashions for you and your entire bridal party. It’s inspiration for hair, makeup, accessories, flowers, and more! And did we mention – there will be prizes and free stuff?

Note: Our VIP Brides can get interactive with the thumbs up/thumbs down page from your Dream It • Plan It • Live It Wedding Organizer… let us know which looks you’re loving.

Tips for Parking/ATM/Restaurant

Parking for the shows is free. There are ATM’s located around and inside the facility. You’ll definitely get to sample amazing food and desserts during the show, but if you need to take a break or sit down for a meal, we recommend the Murphy House Restaurant (Jim Graham Building) or 88 Oaks, located at Hilton North Hills and just inside the entrance.