Spray Tanning Before Wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are you tanning before the wedding?
    Yes - Spray Tan (or some sort of sunless tanner) : (12 votes)
    40 %
    Yes - Tanning Bed : (8 votes)
    27 %
    No - Going all natural : (10 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t tan and won’t use any tricks to tan. It’s going to be my fair white skin in my wedding dress ! I wouldn’t trust spray tan because I would be afraid to ruin the dress (I want to sell it afterwards though). And tanning beds, other than the fact that I don’t want to purposedly age my skin and buy myself a cancer, you can get a sunburn there too, so a few days before the wedding doesn’t sound safe if you decide to go this route. You should probably plan 1 or 2 sessions in the month before your wedding, not a few days before, just in case your skin turns a bit pink/red, then it will allow your skin color to settle and you won’t look surburnt at your wedding. 

    ETA : I misread, I thought you said you were thinking about a tanning bed a few DAYS before the wedding. Sorry, my bad.

    Post # 4
    737 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @kat912:  I am getting a spray tan.. but I always get spray tans so I am not too worried about it.  However, if I were you I would get one now to see how it looks on you and how it fades on you so you know what to expect.  I’m not too concerned about it staining my dress because I won’t get it the day of my wedding and I’ve never had any problem with staining thus far and I have been spray tanning for over 5 years.

    If you are planning to get a pedicure I would get a spray tan after.  It will actually be better to have your feet exfoliated so the tan doesn’t show up darker there.


    Post # 5
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    @sugar_biscuit:  That’s good to know. I was under the impression the fading was constant with spraytan (and so were the stains). I’m not used to wear white either, that would have been a concern. 

    Post # 6
    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @kat912:  I did a spray tan 3 days before the wedding and it worked great. I get them occasionally so I knew that 3 days was a good ” safe” time for me. I would suggest going to a salon and having someone airbrush spray you, that way you get a good and even tan to decrease the chance of you getting splotchy. It rained on me during our wedding and I danced and sweated my ass off and no tan got on my dress, so I think you’ll be OK!


    Post # 7
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I got it done the Thursday before my wedding and it worked out pretty well.  There was a bit of staining on my dress near my underarms, but otherwise it was fine.  All of it came out when the dress was cleaned.

    Post # 8
    24457 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I didn’t tan for my wedding.  I have naturally pale and I rocked it at our wedding.

    Post # 9
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @kat912:  I did not spray tan before the wedding and I have very fair skin as well. About four or five days before the wedding I did use St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan with Moisturizer. It is the best stuff ever. Kind of pricey but worth it. I was not noticeably darker, but I did have a glow and my skin tone was very evemed out. You can apply it liberally which is good too. You can look at some of my pics to see my skin tone too if you would like. Good luck to you!

    Post # 10
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    @kat912:  I do this thing it’s called double dipping. I’ll tan for 10 min in a SUPER HIGH POWER BED, and then spray tan. 

    THe bed by itself gives me a bit of colour and then the spray tan is like a cherry on top. I can’t remember the name of the spray tan, but it litterally takes 3 min, develops for 8 hrs then you wash it off! 

    I would get the pedicure, do all my waxxing/shaving, EXFOLIATE and then tan, you will have beautiful/even colour. 

    I do it before all big events I go to 😀 

    Post # 11
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @kat912:  My dermatologist who I’m seeing for the wedding of course gave me crap and wanting to tan for the wedding and she spray tanned for hers. She said to try it out but that nothing came off on her dress and it looked great. She went to a local technician who does it by hand, not a booth. I’m going to try it out for my shower in April.

    Post # 12
    2075 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @kat912:  I’d suggest doing an airbrush tan. do a trial run a month or so before the wedding so you can make sure you find a place, and a color that you like. I’ve gotten airbrush tans at several different salons, and have always had good results. 

    Post # 13
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If you are are normally fair skinned why wouldn’t you want to look like yourself on the wedding day?  This “glow” everyone talks about doesn’t have to come from a tan.  A nice highlighter on your face and collarbones will give a beautiful glow to the skin.

    Post # 14
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m getting a spray tan 2 days before my wedding. I do the spray booths all the time and the only issue I’ve ever had is 7 days after when it starts to come off it can look blotchy, so really scrub it off so the coming off process doesn’t look weird. I’m having someone come to the house to do it by hand for the wedding to make sure it’s even and looks great, I’m havin her come out before my engagement photo session to tanme then as well as a kinda of trial 

    Post # 15
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Absolutely not, I avoid the sun at all costs and am extremely pale to begin with so a spray tan would look like orange paint all over me.  

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