Post # 1
I am an encore bride in my early thirties with a gorgeous ivory silk dress for my wedding. For my first wedding, I had the diamond white satin dress and I tanned myself to a gorgeous glow. This was 8 years ago and I realize styles have changed immensely. Do I tan a few times to get some color or do I go by Randy on SYTTD and leave my skin natural (Irish white) because “brides aren’t supposed to be tan”? Help!
Post # 3
@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
I’m going to because I want to look tan for my cruise after!
Post # 5
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
tanning does have a toning effect. However, I’m actually looking into SPRAY tanning. Not sure yet.
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
Im going to tan.. Im super pasty so I want to have a nice glow on my wedding day..
Post # 13
- 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
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
@snowcone: The Jergens really works for me. I think the one I use is Neutrogena though!
Post # 16
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.