Post # 1
I did a search discussing the pros and cons of spray tans, but the threads where older here and I know sprey tan technology is getting better and better.
What are people’s more recent experiences of spray-tanning and wearing a wedding dress? Still coming off inside? Staining OUTSIDE?
I’m getting married in December in Canada, and short of a week in Florida in advance of the wedding (I wish!) I need some colour to pull off a white dress!
Post # 2
Hi! There is a norvell booth that i recently tried and LOVED. If you’re not using the newer machine, i suggest a personalize spray tan where a person sprays you, so it’s custom and they can go darker in some areas lighter in others. Also, get the clear kind (not tinted) i just did clear natural and i have the most perfect natural looking tan, no one belives me that its a spray The clear is great because you dont get that fake spray look right after, so you can go run errands and carry on your day without going straight home to hide the smell and orange from the world. I’ve worn white right after and nothing was stained. I would suggest a trial run beforehand. Wear something white and see how it works.
Post # 3
FYI It was always thought to be the safer alternative to sitting in the sun, but recent evidence shows spray tanning is likely dangerous. Jergen’s has a lotion that is probably a safer and better option.
If you do it regardless, be sure to cover or plug up your eyes, mouth and nose.
Post # 4
generally as long as you don’t get any bronzer (which is what makes you tan right away vs waiting a few hours for the self tanner to work) you will be fine…. it is the bronzer that comes off all over the place not the actual self tan (though of course do it at least a day or two in advance to make sure you don’t stain your dress with just the lotion itself)
Post # 5
I had a spray tan done the day before our wedding (in the morning) and it was fine 🙂 Although I had a person do it, I’ve never done the machine ones. The girl I went to uses the 1-3 hour solution, so I could shower within 3 hours and not have to wait the usual 6-8.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2016 - Galleria Marchetti
In my expereince as long as you do it a day or two before you should be good. I love the VersaSpa (a booth) over the usual Mystic that a ton of salons have. It talks you through how to stand, the color is always even and you can decide how dark/light you want to color to be. I think they suggest waiting 6-8 hours before showering, and the color lasts for around a week or so. So my suggestion would be to do it 2-3 days before the wedding to avoid any staining snafus.
Post # 7
You look gorgeous! I LOVE your headband and bouquet. Are the flowers real? I am having a hard time with my bouquets and yours is gorgeous!
Post # 8
Ah thank you!!! The flowers are real, our florist was crazy good!
Post # 9
I am a Versa Spa queen. I started getting one every week. I would definately get one a coupe weeks before to make sure you like the level you get. I still do level 1 with no bronze because level 2 makes my hands orange for a day or two. Level one is perfect for me, but they have three levels so you shoule definately check it out.
On that note: If you do go to a salon do NOT get a spray tan in a Mystic. I only do Versa Spa and swear by it. Versa Spa is the brand. Mystic machines are old and can leave streaks and do more harm then good!
Post # 11
my sister did a spray tan before her wedding (about a week before), she had someone do it with hr machine (not a booth) and yes, it stained the inside of her dress. Fact is, it sits on the top layers of your skin and if you get sweaty, skin can easily slough off or bleed tan which will stain. The outside of her dress was fine. And she got married in December.