(Closed) Anyone plan to go, or did go TAN before your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m getting a tanning bed membership August 1st for the September 24th, 2011 nuptials. This should give me plenty of time to have some “color” and not be whiter than my dress at this point…

I have a lady I go to for Spray Tan and she does it on her own (not from a booth or anything) and it looks GREAT! NO orange and NO streaking! If you were in Florida, I’d recommend her to you!

Good Luck:)

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Good question.  I tanned for about 3 weeks prior to my wedding day.  I wasn’t super dark, nor was I pasty white.  I just wanted to have some color (so, I wouldn’t be the color of my gown either lol).  I think it was a great choice because then I had a base tan for our Honeymoon to the Cayman Islands. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know everyone is going to tell you not to do this but I went to the tanning bed 3 times (the only 3 times in my life). I wanted color and I was really worried about burning when I went from NJ to FL. I also laid out a few days before the wedding but I was so paranoid about getting tan lines that I wore tons of sunscreen.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used the tanning bed before the wedding and hated it, my skin turned super dry and flakey. My make-up doesn’t even go on well when I use the tanning bed. I did get an airbrush tan though and loved it.

Post # 7
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I went and I’m so glad I did. I have pictures of me at my fittings pre-tanning vs final fitting where I was tan and its a world of difference.

Post # 8
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes go tan, its wonderful and relaxing, just be careful not to burn and wear a bronzer when you go in. Everyone looks better with a little color πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I plan on tanning starting about 3 months before my wedding. I am really white and I know that I will burn and not be able to go for a few days and then it will take a while to get a good base etc.. damn red hair and fair skin!!! I have contomplated getting a spray tan but I just am picturing that end really badly!! Like a bunch of orange coming off on my dress… something dreadful so ya I think Im going to end up fake baking for a bit!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I plan on visiting a tanning bed the week before our wedding. Our is a beach wedding so I want to make sure I don’t blend into the dress OR the sand!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m tanning for the first time in my life. I’m pasty white as well. but I’m not really tanning for the wedding. I’m tanning for a beach trip with my girls : )

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am having this same debate! I have sworn off tanning beds (I’m a cancer survivor and my father just got diagnosed with skin cancer.) I’ve spent my summer as a new mom dreaming of the tanning bed, but I am just going to be satisfied with being pale, and taking every opportunity I can to lay out when my fiance is home to watch our son. My wedding is October 15..and I have to have a little color. I really don’t want to go to the tanning bed, but I’ve never had a spray tan and I have fears of being orange or streaking πŸ™

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love tanning, I just put on a mild SPF sunscreen (and a gel stick on my tattoos) and lay in sun (or the tanning bed) and reap the vitamin D =D I think it’s great for a bride to be because the UV light helps keep skin clear, blemishes aren’t as noticeable on tan skin anyways, you can see muscular lines better, your teeth look whiter, and frankly the ‘sunshine’ vitamin is extremely mood effecting, I’m always happiest with a little glow! Just so long as you do put some sort of sun screen on so you don’t just insta burn with your lovely light skin!!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have way too many moles to ever tan in a bed again!  I’ve had 2 skin cancer scares, and I am doing whatever I can to make sure I don’t ever actually get it.  I’ve already had cervical cancer, so I know the cells generate in my body. 

TO me, a tan is just not worth it. I’d rather get a professional spray tan

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

oh ALSO: If you are taking a honeymoon to anyplace tropical you should DEFINITELY tan before your wedding so you don’t spend your entire honeymoon burnt!

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