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

You must admit, 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 significant other! Everyone will have fun at our shows because there really is something for everyone…and hey, your partner might just be inspired enough to get more involved.

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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).

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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 wedding planning materials you’ll gather here. Engage and connect with as many wedding pros as possible!

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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 planning team at the show too – after all, this is where your wedding begins! Find more #weddinginspo on our Pinterest

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5-Stay For the Fashion Show

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Do we really need to tell you that our fashion show is a must-see? Raleigh’s local and trusted bridal and formal shops grace our runway show after show. This is your chance to get a sneak peak at some of the latest 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?

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 located inside the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds.

for more tips, AFTER the show, keep reading