Post # 1
My wedding is in the winter so I dont want to look like a ghost. I’ve been contimplating getting a spray tan, but I’ve never had one because I am worried I will look orange. I know they have gotten better in recent years, but I am still worried it will look unnatural.
Everyone recommends getting one now and trying it out, but I don’t want to show up to work randomly a different color. Any suggestions from those who have tried it for the first time around their wedding day?
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
It seems like randomly showing up to work with a funky tan would be preferable to showing up to your wedding that way to me . . .
Post # 3
My bestie who just got married had one done for her wedding and I was in her bridal party and also got one! I would recommend the airbrush spraytan which is done by an actual person rather than the machines that are out there. We had them done two days before the wedding and turned out great!
If anything go and get some test ones done and as long as you follow the aftercare instructions it shouldnt be a problem!
Post # 5
Ive had them done numerous times. I had one for my wedding, I will say get them done by a person, not a booth.. .Also, try out a salon weeks/months before your big day so you know you like their solution.
Post # 6
I did a spray tan for a friends wedding 5 years ago, and I was orange for the day – and this was done 2 days before the wedding. But, some other BMs did it that day and were fine. I had someone spray me, and someone said that they probably used too dark of a tan on me for my skin tone.
I’d maybe try it out another time before your wedding, just so you know what it will look like – like another PP said.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA
“virgin” skin is an airbrush tan artists DREAM! a friend of mine has her own business, and is always happy when someone with pale skin comes in. the tan comes out remarkable. plus you have to remember how much a camera will fade things out as well. I definitely recommend getting it done 3 days before the wedding (ex: wedding on saturday, get tan on wednesday.)
Post # 8
I got one for a friend’s wedding and I wasn’t really pleased with it. It was the VersaSpa booth and it had instant bronzer in it that never fully washed off and it made me look like I was covered in freckles. So I didn’t look weird or anything but it was a little odd to see (for me).
I’d recommend having someone airbrush you.
Post # 9
I’ve had a million Mystic HD tans, and they’re great. Go on a Friday afternoon, I prefer getting them at night anyway. I’m really fair so I do the lightest option, and I’ve added the bronzer before. Make sure you’re exfoliated and totally bare; no makeup, no deodorant, no lotion, etc.
Post # 10
Spray tanning is extremely common these days, so I don’t think anyone at your workplace would make a big deal, especially if you are trying it out for your wedding.
As a fair-skinned person myself, start at the lightest colour and work your way up if it’s not dark enough. But I think you’ll be surprised how much of a difference even the lightest one makes.
Just make sure you exfoliate well prior and keep your skin well hydrated both before and after your appointment (but no products the day of the spray tan – but they should tell you what to do).
What’s the worst that can happen? It’ll fade anyway 🙂 Just be aware, as it wears of though, you can sometimes get a few patches behind your knees etc.