(Closed) Spray Tanning before the wedding !?!???

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would say don’t do it! IF you sweat or get hot or anything it could get all over your dress and make a mess…I’ve done it twice and hated the way I looked BOTH times and years apart from one another!

Post # 4
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve gotten them a few times at Sun Tan City. If by chance you go there do not get the dark! Get medium. 🙂 I would go about atleast a day before maybe 2 if you can swing it. I always feel super dark the day after but still look tan 2 days after. I wouldn’t go more than 2 days before though.

If you can look for a better salon or even spa that does them. They may do a better job. If you can afford it, maybe do a trial run with one.

Post # 6
5221 posts
Bee Keeper

I get spray tans all the time so I think you should do it 2 days prior to your wedding day.


Day #1 through your first shower is very intense. Most spray tans have a bronzing agent in them that is very noticeable and can rub off on materials ( clothes, bras, underwear).

Day#2-4 is when your tan looks its best. You may notice thats at day 5 or so, some color starts to wear off of certain parts ( typically face first, since if you exfoliate at all it will remove some color)

Also- if you plan on getting your nails done, get them done AFTER the tan, because occasionally your cuticles will get a little more color than the rest of the finger and will create a nice orange glow around a pretty manicure.

If there is too much color on one area ( maybe your chest is too dark), you can always exfoliate with Baking Soda– its helps soften the color. I keep some in my bathroom and just take a handful, add a tad of water to make it paste like, and rub in circular motions on the area.


I recommend having it hand done by a technician– it is not that much more ( or at all) expensive than the booths and it is so precise, I highly recommend it!

Post # 9
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Exfoliate the night before the spray tan and definitely do it at least two days before.  I personally hated the way my hands looked afterwards but I could probably have fixed it had I noticed during the spray tan because I had a technician do it.  I would highly recommend using a technician with a spray gun rather than an automatic booth because the technician can spot errors and fix them.

Post # 11
5221 posts
Bee Keeper

@ms.oregon.state:  if you’ve purchased them already… The booth would be fine just have some at home tanner or bronzer to even out any streaks and be sure to diligently use the barrier cream on hands/feet/knees/elbows. 

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