That’s a Wrap!

Planning a wedding has never been easier than at the Southern Wedding Show + Expo. This 2-day event brought together the brightest and best wedding professionals the Triangle has to offer. With aisles of wedding pros, a stunning inspiration gallery and fashion trends on the runway, every bride in attendance was sure to check off many “to-do’s” on her list.


Brides and their guests took full advantage of the opportunity to meander down the aisles making introductions and start their planning process. Meeting face-to-face is a sure way to determine if the wedding pro you have in mind is the right fit for you. You’ll be spending a lot of time with your wedding pros, so a good rapport is important.

Some of the incredible benefits of attending the show is that you can ask the wedding pros about their availability on your wedding date, discuss budgets and pricing, and even register for giveaways and prizes. For many of the engaged couples, the best part of the show is getting to sample delicious food from wedding caterers and taste those amazing wedding cakes from the bakers; nothing online can let you do that.  

Fashion Show Highlights

The fashion shows are always a big hit and with Models For Charity leading the runway, everyone was captivated by the wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses and flower girl dresses, all courtesy of David’s Bridal and The Bridal Boutique of North Carolina. However, the gentlemen are a show-stopper too. Their energetic and fun presentation of this season’s tuxedos and formalwear were nothing short of spectacular.  The men’s fashions were provided by VIP Formalwear and Men’s Wearhouse, both locally from Raleigh.

Wedding Show Pros | Show Map | Virtual Show Tour

Can’t remember the name of that wedding photographer or videographer? Vaguely remember where their booth was? No worries, it happens all the time.

  • Click here to see a complete list of all the wedding pros from the show.
  • Click here for a show map.

You can even take a walk through the show as if you were right there. Now’s your chance to see the amazing displays from everyone you didn’t get a chance to meet.

Wedding Planning Tips for AFTER the Show

Although the show is over, the planning is just taking off. Now is the time to sort through all the materials that you collected while it is still fresh. We recommend organizing your literature by categories. If you are considering taking advantage of one of the wedding pros that are offering a show special or promotion, don’t wait. Many show specials also have deadlines, so check those out first. If you missed out on attending the Southern Wedding Show + Expo, check out our Instagram. Our wedding pro takeover is a great way to get in on specials offered by participating vendors after the show.

Once you narrow down the categories to wedding pros who stood out to you, schedule follow-up meetings to cover any questions that have come to mind since the show. Use our Wedding Organizer to stay on top of all those wedding pro interviews. We have several downloadable pages that will make your wedding planning easy.

And, last but certainly not least, bookmark our website you can you favorite wedding pros throughout your wedding planning process. Good Luck!

xoxo, Forever Bridal