Post # 1
My wedding isn’t until October 24th, so I will not have a golden brown summer tan, but I love when I have a little bit of color.
Not sure if we’ll do a Girls Get Away or not before the wedding, if we do I would love to be somewhere tropical and sunny.
What do you think about a tan for your wedding day?
I actually asked my potential mu artist about this. She told me that the facial features don’t stand out as much when your tan, like it all kind of blends together. I really want my cheekbones to look good but I love a tan. She said don’t go tanning any more than 2 wks before the wedding, I was like WHAT by than I’ll be pale again. Lol, so she said 1 1/2 wks.
What do you think?
Post # 3
I have the same issue (Oct 17 wedding) and though I am not scary pasty during that time of year like I am in March, I won’t have a nice glow either. Though I have sort of sworn of booth tanning for wrinkle and health reasons, I am pretty sure that no warm getaway is in the cards in the month leading to my wedding, so, shamefully, I am sure I will go tanning. Not too much though b/c I don’t want to be orange.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I wear sunscreen while mowing the lawn, and lately i’ve been trying to do that in sleeveless shirts. it’s giving me a little color.
Post # 5
I chose other only because I will be tanning, but I dont do it regularly.
I wanna have that night summe glow too, since my dress is champagne/light gold if my skin was super pale (like it usually is) it drowns me out quite a bit
Post # 6
I’ve been totally surprised by the number of people I know really well who have asked me if I’m tanning for the wedding! I am a seriously bioluminescent ghost-like pale lady and totally lather on the sunscreen (I’m outside all the time!). I’ve never tanned in my life, I’ll never tan in my life – and it’s been totally hilarious the number of friends/family I have that thought I might suddenly do this?? Haha.
Anyway, I think you know your skin best – but your mua has a point too! Go for the 1.5 weeks she advised, I’d say.
Post # 7
I agree with <font size=”2″ color=”#81a026″>minneapolitan</font>!
I’m very pale, and I’ve never had the desire to be tan, and especially with the skin cancer risk and the awareness of skin tanning directly causing aging spots and wrinkles, I’m quite frankly surprised that anyone even goes tanning anymore! I have people ask me all the time if I’ll get a spray tan before the wedding, and I’m always rather shocked to hear that because I wouldn’t ever normally do something like that anyway, even for our wedding day.
I don’t see anything wrong with getting a spray tan one or two shades darker than your normal skin tone if you really want a glow. But I think damaging your skin is the wrong approach. Just be healthy about it, and wear lots of sunscreen if you must tan (just long enough to get that glow). I don’t think tan people look any better, or healthier, than people with color.
Just remember this: My mom never went tanning a day in her life and always wore huge sun hats at the beach. She’s 53 now, and has the skin of a 30-year old, and bad skins runs in our family 🙂
Post # 8
I’m very pale but not a pretty, snow-white pale … I’m freckled, uneven and blochy so I’ll be tanning before the wedding for sure. I want to look back and see my dress contrast nicely with my glowing, tanned skin!
Post # 9
I got a spray tan for my wedding last month — needed to cover up the ghastly tan lines left over from last fall. It literally looked like my (strapless) dress was being held up by flesh straps. Yucky yuck. I loved the spray tan. It lasted for about 10 days and looked totally natural. I’d do it regularly if I could afford it.
Post # 10
I’ll be getting an air-brush tan. I’ve had it done a couple of times and it looks amazing, plus I don’t have to worry about the orange streak horror stories I hear about spray tan booths.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
I went tanning a month before the wedding, and glad I did.
I was a nice golden color. So ya, I would if I were you. Be careful about tan lines
Post # 12
I’m very pale and I’ve never got to a tanning bed. I want to do a spray tan for the wedding just to even things out but I need to do a trial run before then just to see how it looks.
Post # 13
We have the same wedding date! 🙂 I never fake-n-bake because of how bad it is for you but I AM going to go before the wedding so I’m not super pale! My fiance is part Panamanian and part Italian so I need to have a little bit of color standing next to him 🙂
I am a regular spray-tanner actually but I don’t trust myself with the barrier cream (sometimes I mess it up) and even though I love spray tanning I definitely think you can tell its not natural. So for the wedding it’ll be natural! 😉
Post # 14
I’ll be using the Jergens Daily Glow on my face and body.