(Closed) What is your feelings on tanning for your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

I would not fake and bake b/c it’s just so terrible for your skin. 🙁  I definitely recommend a spray/airbrush tan, but go to a high end professional salon where an actual person sprays you instead of going to a chain tanning salon where you just go in a booth and a machine sprays you.  I just did a spray tan trial where a live person sprayed me – it was soooo much better than any spray tan I’ve received from a machine.  It did not smell at all, and the contouring and color was beautiful.  It was a bit pricey (40 dollars for a single session) but that’s what I’m going to do for my wedding and engagement pictures, and any other special wedding related event.

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I get very very tan in the summer and on vacation.  I am definitely a person that gets a lot of color when it’s warm out!

I did tan before my June wedding because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get enough “outside” sun before the wedding.  I went like 8-10 times and had a nice color and base for my honeymoon.  But I’ve tanned many times in my life.

Post # 34
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am extremely susceptible to skin cancer so tanning was completely out of the question (and should be for everyone else, if you ask me). I thought about getting a spray on tan but it would be painfully obvious that it was fake and I didn’t want to look unnatural on my wedding day. I rocked my pasty pale skin in my ivory dress and I thought I looked beautiful. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I’ve never burnt a day in my life, and I don’t wear sunscreen.  My whole family is like this and we don’t have skin cancer – maybe we will get it one day, but we’re under the school of thought that sunscreen can be more damaging than the sun.

I’ll be in Africa for a month so I’m assuming I’ll get some tan lines I hate there.  I’ll be visiting a stand up tanning booth before the wedding, no questions about it.

Post # 36
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624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I did an airbrush tan on friday for my sunday wedding. I choose the second to lightest shade and it gave me a sunkissed glow. I would highly reccomend it, especially if you can get a groupon.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was considering a spray tan, but, honestly, I just want a little color, I’m not trying to look like I spent all week at the beach. I might just use some Tan Towels. I’ve had the most luck with them for a non-streaky fake tan (and I’m super pale). 

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m tanning right now. When I start seeing results (which doesn’t take long for me) I don’t go as often. For someone that has pale skin & doesn’t tan easy, then I would say skip the tanning bed. My sister & I started tanning at the same time a month before her wedding and I was way darker than she was. She’s very pale so it just gave her a little color. In her case, I probably would have just gradually tanned while outside instead of using a tanning bed.

Everyone’s opinion is different. If your not comfortable with a tanning bed then I would try airbrush but like others have said.. I wouldn’t do it close to the wedding day.

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m going to be as pale as always on my wedding day, because that’s just who I am. I don’t really want to look different. My Fiance fell in love with me as a semi-translucent girl, and I’ve embraced it over the years. 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m curious about the school of thought that sunscreen is more damaging than the sun. Working at a cancer hospital I’ve met a lot of melanoma patients, but never anyone with sunscreen related illness. It’s your life & choices but that doesn’t make much sense at all.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

*shrug*

I don’t indoor tan; and any tanned colour I get is through SPF 100 in my short summer seasons.  I’m even more careful about applying sunscreen in the wintertime; since I work outdoors.

 

That being said: I do plan on going tanning for the few weeks leading up to my wedding to get just a hint of colour.    This is the only time in my life that I plan to do this, so I’m going to indulge, knowing it’s not healthy, but that it’s not a regular thing.

Post # 41
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Bichon Frise:  I did the same! No tanning for me!

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

All studies except for one[49] have found that sunscreens protect mice against melanoma.

 

Malignant melanoma has been found more frequently in sunscreen users compared to non-users in some studies.[4] Other studies found fair skinned people used more suncreen and had more skin cancer, but did not address cause and effect.[5][6][7][8][9][10] A meta-analysis of 9067 patients from 11 case–control studies found no association between sunscreen use and development of malignant melanoma. It was suggested that sunscreens block the natural warnings and adaptations mediated by UVB, but allow damage from UVA to go unchecked.[11]

However, these claims could not be supported in three meta-analyses.[12][13] (Huncharek and Kupelnick, 2000, Annals Epidemiol. vol. 10, p. 467.)

The only evidence suggesting a relationship between sunscreen and melanoma is correlational, and thus cannot be used to establish a causal relationship.

Most health authorities and medical associations have concluded that on the whole, sunscreen use is beneficial.[3]


That’s all from the article. It’s controversy………nothing proven or studied on a wide-enough scale to say for sure.

I had an uncle die of melanoma and and aunt have skin cancer. I’ll stick with sunscreen and moderate sun exposure.


Post # 44
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@hisgoosiegirl:  I work in medical research and the lab nextdoor to us has to literally wear hazmat suits when they test sunscreens. 

I dunno, I think it depends on your skin type, your skin tone, and your past experiences.  If you’re not willing to risk the slight chance you may get skin cancer, then don’t tan.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My cousin got married recently and the only thing I could focus on was how ORANGE she was. I think she really overdid it (IDK if it was spray or beds). So I’ve decided to just look pale. My Fiance and future in-laws are black so I’m going to look pale no matter what! Haha. 

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