Jim Graham Building
NC State Fairgrounds
Sunday April 6th 2014
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Southern Bridal Show & Expo™ is a spectacular event held every April in the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds. Meet over 150 Triangle wedding experts who will inspire you. Enjoy hourly wedding fashion previews featuring the latest trends in bridal wear and tuxedo. Our bridal fashion previews also feature fashions for the younger members of the wedding party, as well as for the bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom. Meet and connect with the most talented Triangle wedding caterers and florists, Raleigh, Durham, and Cary wedding photographers and videographers, wedding consultants from all over the Triangle and many other companies to assist you in your planning process. Wedding reception and rehearsal venues from throughout the Triangle will also be waiting for you. Our spring bridal shows have attracted the best vendors from the entire region for over 10 years. Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill – no matter where you are tying the knot, you will find what you are looking for at a Forever Bridal event. Where else can you see, hear, taste, touch and smell everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams? All in one place, all in one day! Get registered now and start making plans to attend.
Exhibitors and Prizes
Everything from Gift Certificates, Complimentary Photo Sessions and Cookware, to Discounts on Wedding Packages, Show Specials and Hotel Stays are waiting for you!
The NC State Fairgrounds is easily accessible from the I-440 Beltline, Interstate 40, as well as from Blue Ridge Road, NC Highway 54 (Hillsborough Street) and now Edwards Mill Road. Parking is free on the NC State Fair and Carter-Finley Football Stadium property.
Personalized Driving Directions
Enter your address (or zip code) into the field below and we'll use it to generate some Google driving directions.
Want to use your own mapping software?
The address is:
NC State Fair Grounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
NC State Fair
From points West of Raleigh :: I-40 East to Raleigh. Take exit 289 (Wade Avenue). Take the Blue Ridge Road exit and turn right onto Blue Ridge Road. NC State Fairgrounds will be just ahead on your right.
From points East of Raleigh :: I-40 West to Raleigh. Take exit 293-B (I-440 Inner Beltline). Take exit 3 (Hillsborough Street) and continue right at the end of the exit. Turn right onto Blue Ridge Road. NC State Fairgrounds will be on your left.
Bridal show woes
Yeah, I found that the only thing I got from going to a Bridal Expo was a bunch of spam email and phone calls saying I've won things I really hadn't. One said I won $400 worth of flowers, but I had to buy $1000 worth to get the free ones!
Oh, but I did get a few free wedding magazines and a pen...not sure it made it worth going but...
Santa rosa wedding expo?
Is anyone else in the santa rosa area going to the wedding expo this saturday? my mom, MOH and I are planning on going, i've heard it's the biggest show in town. the website is you can buy tickets for $2 cheaper online, not bad. how many of you have found your vendors at bridal shows? i really need to check out photographers and cake people.
Nothing wrong with visiting wedding expo
It's a great way for you to see all that's involved in the planning. Lots of vendors will likely ask you what's your wedding date and you can just make up one that's at least a year away so they won't hound you to death to make a sale right then and there.
I agree that you should not use your main e-mail address when filling out your contact info, as you will be inundated with vendor solicitations. Enjoy the bridal show!