When you visit Carolina Bridal Fair®, planning your wedding will be easy and a lot of fun! You'll chat with the area's most talented wedding professionals while you taste delicious cakes and catering options, see beautiful flowers, and find your perfect look in our runway fashion show. You'll be inspired as you discover new ideas and uncover the latest trends. Best of all, you'll experience everything up close, in person, and in just one day.

Bring your fiance, family, and wedding party so that everyone can share this day with you. Enjoy our new interactive attractions....Capture the beauty of your engagement ring in our Ring Selfie Station, add your married name to our New Name Wall (we know you've been practicing), and visit our Flip-Flop Bar where you can create something fun to wear as you are getting ready for your big day.

General Admission Tickets $12.00 day of show at the door (CASH ONLY).
Advance online tickets just $10.00 (available online only through March 3, 2018 at midnight).
Children 12 and younger admitted free with paying adult. Admittance of children is not recommended.
Strollers are not suggested.

After purchasing tickets, you will be taken to a screen with a link to print out your tickets. You will also immediately receive an email with a link to print out your tickets. This email will be sent to the email address you provided when ordering tickets, but it may land in your spam, promotions or social folder. Please check in all folders before assuming the email did not arrive. Please print your tickets and bring them with you to the show.

VIP Ticket Information and Benefits:

*Please note if you are buying VIP tickets, ALL members of your party must have a VIP ticket in order to get a VIP BAG, or to enter the show floor during the VIP hour of 11am - Noon. Only VIP ticket holders will be permitted to sit in reserved section of the fashion show seating.

ALL THIS FOR ONLY $30 / VIP Ticket holders receive the following:

  • 11:00 AM entrance to the show(a full hour early just for you)
  • A LUXURY SWAG BAG containing gifts, discount coupons, a variety of useful information and a free copy of The Knot Carolinas.
  • Exclusive Seminar presented to only our VIP guests on the Main Stage at 11:20AM
  • A one year subscription to BRIDE'S magazine. A $12 value
  • A gift card for a FREE, custom glass print from SymbolizeIt.com ($200 value).
  • $1,000 in Carolina Bridal Bucks to use towards purchases for your wedding with participating exhibitors you'll meet at the show. (See a current list of participating exhibitors here)
  • Exclusive prize drawings just for you (immediately following the 11:20 seminar on the main stage)
  • 2 tickets to the grand prize drawings (general admission brides only get 1 ticket) held at the main stage at 4:40PM Following the 4:00 fashion show (must be present to claim prize).
  • Guaranteed seating at the fashion shows
  • VIP Bride Badge & Lanyard to get you into limited access areas


You are purchasing tickets to the Sunday, March 4, 2018 show.

Show Schedule

  • 10:15 AM: Welcome Center Opens to VIP Ticket Holders
  • 11:00 AM: VIP Ticket Holders may enter the show floor
  • 11:20 AM: Welcome Center Registration Opens to General Admission ticket holders
    Wedding Planning Seminar - Arena stage - open to VIP ticket holders only
  • 12:00 Noon: RED Tickets - VIP prize drawings on main stage
  • 12:00 Noon: Carolina Bridal Fair® Opens to general admission ticket holders
  • 1:30 PM: Fashion Show - Arena Stage
  • 3:00 PM: PINK Tickets now accepted at Arena stage for GRAND PRIZE drawings
  • 4:00 PM: Fashion show - Arena Stage
  • 4:40 PM: GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS - Arena Stage. Must be present to win
  • 5:00 PM: Carolina Bridal Fair® March 4, 2018 show closes

Carolina Bridal Fair Shows

  • January 21, 2018 - Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • March 4, 2018 - Hickory Metro Convention Center
  • August 5, 2018 - Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • January 20, 2019 - Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • August 4, 2019 - Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • January 19, 2020 - Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • August 2, 2020 - Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • January 24, 2021 - Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • August 8, 2021 - Cabarrus Arena & Events Center


Complete form below in it's entirety with the Bride's Information
(even if credit card is in another name)

  • Click "Continue" below only 1 time and wait for the order to process. Clicking multiple times will result in duplicate charges.
  • You must either print your tickets ahead of time or be able to show them on your phone at the entrance. There will be a link to your tickets immediately after your order is processed, and you will also receive an email with a link to your tickets.
  • Tickets are scanned at the show entrance.
  • The charge for your tickets will appear on your credit card statement as "Expo Ticket Sales".
  • If you encounter any difficulties when purchasing tickets, contact customer service at tickets@carolinabridalfair.com or (949) 830-2952.
  • Show sponsors and exhibitors receive a list of show attendees, and registrants acknowledge that they may be contacted after the show with information and special offers.
  • Tickets can also be purchased at the door ($12 cash only).

Tip: Some brides and grooms like to create a special email address solely for wedding-related information. Please consider this before you provide wedding vendors with your contact information.

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  Guest Accommodations
  Honeymoon Travel
  Ice Sculptures
  Invitations & Accessories
  Lighting Design
  Limousines & Transportation
  Music & Entertainment
  Photo Booth Rentals
  Reception site
  Wedding Cakes
  Wedding Consultants / Planners

If you encounter difficulties purchasing tickets, email tickets@carolinabridalfair.com or call 949-830-2952.

If you are an exhibitor looking for information, please click here or call 704-574-3977.

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