(Closed) To tan or not to tan…that is the question.

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: To tan or not to tan- that is the question.
    One airbrush tan, please! : (13 votes)
    21 %
    Rock on wit' ya pale self. : (47 votes)
    77 %
    I have another suggestion...listed below. : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You have beautiful skin just the way it is!  I would rock your natural look.  Especially in your makeup trial pics with the red lipstick, you look like a screen goddess from the 40s/50!

    Post # 4
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think you look beautiful just as you are.  I wouldn’t risk a streaky tan for your big day if I were you.

    Post # 5
    1899 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I don’t think you’ll ever regret going naturally. I think the chances of you regretting an airbrush tan, however, are much higher. If it didn’t go well last time, I wouldn’t risk it. You won’t be looking at you wedding pictures in 5 years and thinking “gee, i wish i had done that tan”…you’ll be marvelling at how gorgeous you were and how it was such a special day. I still look at pictures of my senior prom where i had uber sunless tanned myself at my mother’s  insistence (“everybody tans for prom. You will be the ONLY pale one” um, incorrect, mom, but thanks) and cringe. HORRID. I look orange, and its magnified by the green dress I wore. Ugh, i think you want to avoid that at all costs. A bad tan against a stark white dress is going to be very obvious.

    Post # 6
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    You have gorgeous skin. And I’m very much a proponent for you looking like yourself on your wedding day.

    I’m pretty fair myself. I’m not going to both with tanning because then I won’t look like myself when looking back on my photos.

    Post # 7
    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    your skin is flawless & beautiful! no airbrush tan 🙂

    Post # 8
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    No way! Skip the tan, rock your beautiful, pale, clear skin!

    Think of it as looking like yourself in your wedding photos, instead of 20 years down the line your kids going, “Woah, Mom, you were so tan when you were younger! What happened?”


    Post # 9
    398 posts
    Helper bee

    No way!  Rock your pale skin.

    Post # 10
    47 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yay for pale skin!  You have such a beautifully striking tone to your skin, I wouldn’t tan it.   

    Post # 12
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Don’t tan!  I think everyone should embrace their natural skin color.  There’s nothing “wrong” with being fair skinned.

    Post # 13
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    you have gorgeous skin!  I vote NO to changing your skin to orange for your big day.

    Post # 14
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Oh my god! You’re skin is gorgeous!! Just go with the pale, it’ll be classic and beautiful. Plus, you will feel like yourself, and not have to worrk about spreay tan rubbing off on your gown when you sweat. Your skin is way too beautiful to hide behind slightly orange chemicals!

    Post # 15
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Don’t tan if you’re not usually tan.

    I don’t like spray tans and if there’s any unevenness there’s little you can do to fix it.

    Post # 16
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Your skin is gorgeous, and I love the Old Hollywood look! The only thing I’d add is that you’ll want to plan your wedding photos accordingly if you go fair-skinned. If you do outside pictures, there are times of the day that will wash you out, especially if you’re photographer is not a total pro. Plus, I don’t know if there’s a polite way to do this, but you may want to chat with your wedding party to make sure none of them tan for it– maybe you could tell them you want their looks to go with the Old Hollywood theme and that fair skin is the way to go for that. 

    The reason I say this is that I’m really fair-skinned as well, and when I went to my FSIL’s wedding, she had me pose with her in a couple of the pictures, and I turned out looking like a ghost. First, the pictures are outside mid-day, so the lighting is super harsh. Second, she hired a beginning photographer friend to save money, and the friend didn’t seem to know how to handle the lighting right. Third, she got super tan for the day, and I’m right next to her. So standing next to her, in the semi-professional, washed out, mid-day pictures, I look like the Ghost of SILs Future. I’m not even exaggerating– I look like I’m haunting her. So, I think you would totally rock the fair-skinned Old Hollywood look, but I would take some precautions with the photos if I were you. 🙂

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