Did anyone go UV tanning for their wedding?

posted 1 week ago in Beauty
Post # 2
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Do not go tanning. It is very bad for your skin and increases your risk of skin cancer greatly. 

Post # 3
596 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I am. I know it’s bad, but I’m also going to the caribbean for my honeymoon and would perfer not get sunburnt. I don’t tan unless I go on vacation.

I’d just buy a month package and go 1-2 times a week. You’ll get a little color. I hate it when brides overly tan. It looks unnatural.

Post # 4
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Sandusky, Ohio

I did. I agree it’s so bad for you and I know that but I didn’t want to be pasty white for my wedding and honeymoon. Looks like your wedding is in the summer too so you won’t look unnaturally dark especially if you have olive skin. I also recommend what a PP said and get the month package. When you start, I would do 2 days in a row then switch to every other day. The next week you can get away with maybe twice a week. The goal is to build your base tan then continue to go 1-2 times a week just to maintain it. I used to work at a tanning salon 🙂 

Post # 5
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I went a few times – mostly because we were going to Hawaii on our honeymoon and I didn’t want to burn on the first day. I think I got a one month package. I didn’t go very many times, but I was glad I got a little color on my skin before our trip. 

Post # 6
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris


abwcmo :  this.

& on the honeymoon wear sunscreen & hat. It’s really not worth the risk. Also, most people look their best with their natural coloring. (And I am as pasty as they come)

Post # 7
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Cottage

I am a redhead, pasty white chick… I was actually just thinking today about getting a month pass or something. Wedding is on june 23.. i wanna have a base tan. This has been a very cold spring and onlu this week we have seen some tshirt weather.. so I am white as snow. We will be at the cottage for 3 days before the wedding, mostly outdoors obviously so i dont wanna get burned and be lobster red.. that would be so bad for my skin and pictures.. so I think gettimg a bit of a tan wouldn’t be such a bad idea. I just need to find a place close to home or i wont go lol

Post # 8
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Had skin cancer. (Melanoma.)

0/10- would not recommend.

Post # 9
1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

I used tanning beds in highschool but would never consider using one as an adult.  Have you tried different brands of spray tan?  I thought some of them are mainly sugar water and beet extract.

Post # 10
886 posts
Busy bee

Are you also allergic to the bronzer lotions? Like Jergens? Its a regular lotion with a bronzer and over a couple of weeks you get a nice glow. My aunt passed away from skin cancer. Please do not use the UV tanning beds.

Post # 11
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Kinda? I’m not going to a tanning bed, but I will just Ben outside in the sun before the wedding and my skin colors super easily. So it kinda just happens. Technically it’s a UV tan

Post # 12
3159 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman

I went tanning a handful of times before, we eloped in the Caribbean and I didn’t want to burn before the wedding. It’s not something I would do regularly but I do go a few times before vacations. 

Post # 14
3887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

These things are banned in Australia, thank goddess. I have had 2 skin cancers cut off my body (one on my back, one on my belly) and bear large scars from this. 



Post # 15
119 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t know if I’ll tan under the sun or at a salon, but I really want to correct the farmer’s tan I know I’ll have by my wedding day. My work uniform is a polo shirt, but my gown shows my shoulders and back.

Vitamin D deficiency also contributes to cancer risk, so pick your cancer. Don’t avoid the sun. Just avoid burning. 

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