(Closed) To tan or not to tan….?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@southshorestarfish: I’m going to. It just makes me look so much BETTER, more healthy etc. I know it’s bad for you & I’ve stopped tanning altogether years ago. But for my wedding I will have beautiful glowy brown skin!! If you think it’ll make you feel more beautiful, I say do it.

p.s. I know alot of ladies on here love SYTTD, but I seriously would just watch it for dress ideas and not listen to the actual advice.

Post # 4
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m going to because I want to look tan for my cruise after!

Post # 5
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hate the point of view that a tan makes you look healthy. Skin cancer does not equal healthy, people. I’ll be rocking pale skin at my wedding and I’m perfectly okay with that. I know wayyy too many people who look back at wedding and prom pics and say ‘What was i thinking, I’m practically orange!’

Post # 6
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

tanning does have a toning effect.  However, I’m actually looking into SPRAY tanning.  Not sure yet.

Post # 7
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My skin is naturally very pale and I did NOT tan for the wedding.  I think there are too many health risks associated with tanning.


Post # 8
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t tan because I like my skin tone and I don’t want skin cancer just to look tan.  Plus, I have heard photographers say that when the brides are tan, they need to do a lot of color correction on everyone else since everyone else usually isn’t tan.

Post # 9
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just be careful with how much tanning you do…

My family still refers to my cousin’s new wife as “day-glow”.  She is orange in all of the pictures.

Post # 10
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I had a professional spray tan done before my wedding.  I had natural tan lines from the summer that were really dark and could not get them to lighten up by my wedding day. I was so glad that I had the tanning spray done as my pictures turned out really well and I was not orange looking at all.  They have these new tanning spray that matches the skin tone correctly and if done correctly, looks like a natural tan.  The spray took about 15-20 minutes and was painless. 

I have never been the type of person who had planned to get a tan done but had to because of the awkward zebra lines lines on my upper body due to the sun. If I didn’t have these issues, I would have left my body natural and not tanned. 




Post # 11
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m an encore bride as well.  I have very fair skin, and burn easily.  I started tanning for the honeymoon more than the wedding, so I don’t fry the first day in Aruba, and I only stay in the tanning bed for 6 minutes – MAX! 

But, I love the airbrush tans – I’ve had them before and they give you an awesome “glow” and also even out your skin tone (hiding imperfections!). 


Post # 12
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Im going to tan.. Im super pasty so I want to have a nice glow on my wedding day..

Post # 13
19 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011 - OMOS Church ceremony/Sunnehanna Country Club reception

I’m hoping that a mix of a little bit of sun exposure and a little bit of Jergens Natural Glow lotion will help to give me a glow without being too much.  I’m nervous to spray-tan, since I’ve heard that it can rub off on the dress, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that a gradual tanning lotion will do the trick!

Post # 14
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have olive skin tone that looks way way better when tan. I tend to look kinda sickly if not tan. I naturally get dark in the summer but I will be hitting the tanning bed several times to even out any tan lines I may get.

Post # 15
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@snowcone: The Jergens really works for me.  I think the one I use is Neutrogena though!

Post # 16
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m very pale, redheaded and freckle faced, so I burn really easily. I’m tanning, but more for the honeymoon in Jamaica, so that I don’t burn there then for the wedding. I’m figuring whatever base tan I get is enough. I think I look healthy either way, I just really don’t want a repeat of my sun stroke from Arizona last year on the honeymoon.

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