Post # 1
Ladies. I’m WHITE (with a really awful looking sunburn that I got today – great)… And, my wedding is in JUST less than 4 weeks.
What to do… Hmm… I’m just a little worried that my ivory dress will make me look even more pale. Pale isn’t bad! Just with my skin tone, a tan tends to look better.
Post # 3
I’m not tanning before the wedding. I figure if I am not tan all the other days of my life, I don’t want to be extra tan on my wedding day. I don’t want to look back at my photos and think “That’s not what I really look like.” And I’m lucky that my groom prefers I not go tanning as well. 🙂
Post # 4
I’m like Dawn-of-the-Dead white, so I’m definitely going with a spray tan. Both of my parents have had skin cancer, so a tanning bed isn’t even an option for me. Just test out the different levels to find what’s best for you. If you go to Planet Beach and you’re super white like me, I suggest going with a level 2. It won’t turn you orange, and it isn’t too dark. I promise you won’t look like Snooki on your wedding day!
Post # 5
im tanning… i look better when i have a nice glow 🙂
Post # 6
I tan regularly but, i got Fiance tanning now because i didn’t want him to look white and me all tan. Our weddings in a little over 6 weeks.
Post # 6
I did a light spray tan. My favorite is a custom in-home airbrush by Tan Envy. It’s available across the US. Just google it and find a local consultant. LOVE THEM!
Post # 7
I always end up picking up a tan in the summer just from being outside (usually at the pool). I’m not going to consciously tan, but I am going to consciously wear sleeveless swimsuits and shirts when I know I’m going to be outside for a long period of time.
In your case, though, I would spray tan if anything since you’re so close to your date. No reason to pick up skin cancer for your wedding!
Post # 8
My wedding is right at the end of summer so naturally I will have some nice color but I plan to even it out with some sessions in a tanning bed.
Post # 9
I would love to do a spray tan, but know nothing about doing it at all. Can I do a one-time session? How much can I expect to pay? Will it rub off on my dress/clothes? Will I turn orange? What if my skin is a little dry and I didn’t know it – will it show after I get tan?
I think this is the best option, but like I said: I know nothing about it.
Post # 10
Yes, you can do a one-time session. The only prices I know about are Planet Beach’s, which is about $35.
It won’t rub off on your clothes or sheets after about 6 hours. I suggest wearing ratty clothes to put on after the tan.
If you get the right shade, you won’t look orange. It will just give you a healthy glow.
As for your skin, I suggest that you exfoliate, shave, and moisturize the night before. That way any irritation will go down before morning.
Like I said though, do a trial run and see how you like it. It will last anywhere from 4 days to about a week.
Post # 11
I am definitely NOT tanning in any form. I am a natural redhead with just about as fair as skin as you can get! I accepted a long time ago that I am just meant to be pale, and I think it suits my overall coloring anyway.
As for your dress though, I think that ivory actually makes you looks LESS pale. My dress is ivory, and I found it was much more flattering on my super pale skin than stark whites, which just made me look completely washed out.
Post # 12
IMO natural is the way to go.
Post # 13
I’m hoping by the end of summer, I have a nice tan going. But, since my dress is backless, I am going to do a light spray tan too, so I don’t have any crazy lines.
Post # 14
I’m Irish white…and I love it! Both of my parents have had skin cancer, so no tanning for me, and they spray on stuff looks horrible (on me at least).
Post # 15
I’m going to do my best not to tan as I don’t like tanning, but our wedding is in a hot place so I think it’ll be almost impossible not to.