(Closed) To Spray Tan Or Not To Spray Tan

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Will You Tan For The Big Day
    Definitely getting a spray tan : (16 votes)
    20 %
    i'm headed out to soak up soak up some real sun for my big day : (14 votes)
    18 %
    I havent decided but i'll probably get a spray tan : (15 votes)
    19 %
    i'm not sure yet but i'll probably lay out : (5 votes)
    6 %
    No tan for me! : (29 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 17
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @DeeVine1217:  I agree! I’m doing the same.

    In my experience, spray tans really do rub off on everything.

    Post # 18
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    self tanners and spray tanners scare me because its a one-shot process and you can’t go back if you don’t like it and they tend to look to orange on me and stain clothing

    i usually go to sunny destinations at least once a year and i love being outside in the summer here so i keep a tanning salon package to maintain my tan so i don’t burn on vacay.


    but if i didn’t tan in the sun i’d go pale

    Post # 19
    2424 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I tried a spray tan about a month before the wedding, as a trial run to see if I liked it. I wound up hating it, even though everyone told me it looked amazing. I just didn’t feel like myself, even the lightest shade was too much for me. I am a natural redhead with super pale skin, and I just didn’t like how I felt. So I let it fade (took about 2 weeks) and went pale on my wedding day! I am so happy that I did. I think I still looked amazing in my pictures, even as my pale self!

    Post # 20
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was going to spray tan before my wedding last year. I was comparing spray vs. tanning bed but while reviewing the comments on both I decided on the tanning bed. I was concerned after reading all the brides who’s spray tan bleeded onto their dress and felt that 2 bed tanning sessions in a “super bed” was the best way to go. I was happy with the results and had a “glow” rather than a “tan”.

    You have time before the wedding to do a trial. How about doing a spray tan in the shade you like then wear a white t-shirt (maybe tied around your chest tube type fashion) around the house for several hours, maybe dance/aerobics if you plan to dance at your wedding. After that you’ll see if bleeding will be a problem.

    Post # 21
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I go to a tan booth during the winter months a couple times a month (I tan easily and if I tan more than 2-3 times a month I get REALLY dark and it looks fake). But my tan place also does the spray tan. I get a free session of spray tan but haven’t used it yet. Thinking maybe giving it a try and maybe alternating spray tan and booth so I am less in the UV rays. As a nurse I know tanning is bad for you but I feel naked without some color. So I limit myself as much as I can.

    The only thing that scares me about a spray tan is will it come off on my clothes? Especially a white dress? I would hate to have my dress ruined by a spray tan.

    Post # 22
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I didn’t tan for my wedding day. I wanted to look like myself that day, and myself is a naturally pale woman. My husband loves how I look, so I didn’t feel the need to change anything. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a tan, it just wasn’t for me.

    Post # 24
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m glad I read this, especially with all of the comments on how spray tans tend to bleed onto dresses!  I’m wondering though, if I spray tan on a Tuesday for a Saturday wedding, will it be pointless?  I’m thinking that by then there shouldn’t be any way that the spray tan will bleed onto my dress, however if there is no point them I’ll probably plan on hitting a tanning bed a couple times beforehand.

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