Wedding planning starts here!

Meet your wedding pros face-to-face

Receive free wedding goodies

See the latest fashions and trends 


Date & Time
Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th, 2018
11am to 4pm both days


Location
Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds

1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607


Tickets on Sale Now !
Tickets include: free parking, admission for both days, a $200 gift card to SymbolizeIt.com and a one-year subscription to Bride’s Magazine for the engaged couple.
$8.00 online | $10.00 at the door
additional ticket options available


The Southern Wedding Show & Expo, on August 11th & 12th, showcases the Triangle area’s top wedding vendors that are ready to help plan your dream wedding. As with every Forever Bridal Productions show, the August Southern Wedding Show & Expo features fashion shows with the newest styles for your special day. You might just spot your dream dress or the perfect suit for your handsome husband-to-be. Sign-up to win prizes and save valuable time and money. Sample the best of North Carolina’s wedding cakes, wedding reception menus, creative wedding photography, and even find your wedding music. There is so much to see, sample and be inspired by this summer wedding planning expo.

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VIP Package

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Ticket Bundles

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Fashion Show

Fashion Shows take place through out the weekend.  Make plans to attend to see all the latest trends and fashions.

Show Map & Wedding Pros

Find your wedding professionals and plan your perfect day with our show map.  Map with Wedding Pros will be posted prior to the show.

Tips for attending a show

To help you make the most of this experience, read our tried and true tips to prepare you BEFORE the show. Read More

Wedding Show Swag

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Every bride attending will receive a bag of goodies.

Show Swag

Show Sponsors

Take a peek at our show sponsors and see how they can take your wedding event from ordinary to extraordinary.

See a list of all the sponsors

“I had such a good time at the bridal expo! The models were great and there were a lot of great venues. I went from not knowing what I wanted to having lots of great ideas. Thank you so much for putting this bridal expo together. I am ready for my wedding!”
~ Jessica B.