(Closed) Anyone not tanning before their wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t tan at all for my wedding and my photographer said that I’m one of his favorite brides because I don’t tan!  Pale girls unite!

Post # 4
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I listened to NPR today too! 1 in 6 people get skin cancer?!??!? OMG!

Have you tried Mystic? My SIL is a regular and she always looks great!

Post # 5
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I’m just concerned about being even! I tan very easily and already have a "driving arm", add to that my dress has a low back I pretty much want to wear long sleeve shirts all the time now! le sigh.

Post # 6
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

i used to love getting a summer tan, but i think i look better paler so i’m all about the sunblock and hats now. 

also i have spent a ton of time in the sun in my youth sans sunblock, so i try to be vigilant with my skin inspections. 

Post # 7
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have very, very fair skin but I haven’t yet ruled out tanning prior to the wedding. As long as I can get started early enough (months and months before the wedding), I may be okay. I don’t really want to get dark, I just don’t want to look overly pasty.

Post # 8
11824 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I’m not tanning!  I am afraid of the sun, too!  No skin cancer or premature wrinkles for me, thanks!  I haven’t decided if I’m gonna be going "pale" or if I’m gonna do a very SUBTLE amount of sunless tanning lotion.

Post # 9
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

NO WAY! I have never ever been tanning and I never intend to go. I’m very fair skinned and my mom has had to have several problem spots burned off her face repeatedly — fortunately, none have ever been cancerous.

Post # 10
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I also heard that Chile has a huge ozone depletion problem on that NPR show and I thought of Miss Bear Cub 🙁  Sunblock, BCs!!!

Post # 11
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Within a couple of months of moving to LA, I got hyperpigmentation on my face from the sun.  Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to get rid of it, thank god for makeup!  Anyway, since then, I avoid the sun, so I would never go tanning.  I was considering doing spray tanning before the wedding because my dress is backless.  But then I thought, "we need to bring pale back!" (kind of like bringing sexyback…)  I think it’s a shame that when someone has a tan, they are considered healthy looking!  So, I’m going to be pale and proud!  (sorry for my rant…I just think everyone should know that aside from cancer, the sun can leave its mark in other ways).

Post # 12
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I definitely won’t be tanning – I am extremely pale and my dad is a skin cancer survivor, so I try not to take chances. I have the "pink" fair type of skin, so I don’t think Mystic will work for me – I will be pale on the day (maybe a little freckled depending on the weather)!

Post # 13
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think there’s a difference between going to the tanning bed and laying out in the sun every once in awhile.  I have fair skin too, but I really enjoy being out in the sun and going to the lake, beach and pool.  I wear SPF 30 on my body (the spray sunscreens are great because you can really cover everywhere) and SPF 55 on my face and I wear a large hat to cover my face.  Using that system, I never burn and I have a nice, natural looking tan. 

I know that skin cancer is scary, but you CAN have fun in the sun and avoid trouble if you’re careful!  My bachelorette party is this weekend in Charleston, and I know that laying out will be a big activity.  In honor of that, I bought a new, wide brimmed straw hat tonight at JCrew (on sale for $13!!).  🙂  

Post # 14
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m so pale, i’m always pale, I’m so not gonna fake and bake just for my wedding, it’s not me, I never have a tan, I barely get one in the summer. I would feel like it wasn’t me when I get the pictures back.

Post # 15
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I absolutely avoid tanning–I’m pretty fair and burn easily.  Also, I have a grandma who is 91 with practically NO wrinkles.  She told me years ago that the best thing I could do for myself is wear sunscreen and a hat whenever I’m out in the sun.  I try my best to follow her advice, not only do I not want to get skin cancer, but I want to look as fab as she does at her age.

I do use self-tanner (currently Olay Touch of Sun) and did that the week before the wedding.  I didn’t feel so pale and it’s not bad for your skin.


Post # 16
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I won’t be tanning. I am sort of freaked out about skin damage so…  

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