(Closed) Who is tanning for their wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am going tanning for sure! I’ll start in September and then go spray tanning a few days before the wedding ( I spray tanned for my shower and it came out great!)

 I didn’t think of my makeup trial and not being very tan…I guess it depends on when I get my trial done to how tan I will be.

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m going to shop spray tans. I’ve stared at too many pictures of cancer (pathology courses) to “tan” anymore. 🙁

I would definitely do the makeup trial on whatever shade it is you’re going for.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I will be tanning starting this week for my wedding in a month.  I’m pretty pale so I wanted to spreadh it out so I can about once a week for the next 3-4 weeks and slowly get color.

I’m actually against tanning, have fears of skin cancer.  Unfortunately, there’s something in sunless tanners/spray tans that I’m allergic to and I end up breaking out in rashes sooooooo for this one occasion, I’m allowing myself.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I used to tan all the time and have had 2 moles removed because of it…switch to spray tan while you still can! It doesn’t make you feel all warm and happy, but it’s worth it.

That being said, I sprayed for a few weeks before the wedding and didn’t compensate foundation because of it (I did my own makeup) and I think my face looked a little lighter than it should have. Luckily, you can’t tell in pictures and it wasn’t horrible in person. And on the day of, I didn’t care because I was getting married! But make sure your MUA can adapt your foundation/makeup a few shades darker or you’ll feel like a ghost!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t tan normally (naturally or otherwise) since I don’t really like sitting in the sun and haven’t been to a tanning salon for about 4 years.

I would love to say I’ll just get a spray tan for my wedding day, but I think I am going to do the tanning salon.  I got a spray tan awhile back and hated it.  It looked so fake and caked onto my hands and feet – it was the expensive/good kind too.  I can’t take that chance for my wedding!

Also, I’ll be in Hawaii for the week before my wedding so hopefully that will give me a bit of colour.  I’d like to tan a bit first though to avoid burning so much on my pre-wedding vacation!

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@pinkpaperbride:  I think there’s a difference between tanning all the time and tanning for one month for a special occasion as well.  I agree that it’s not good for you and should be done as little as possible…but I had a really really bad result with spray tanning!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Some of my girlfriends did spray tanning before my senior prom back in high school and they looked like straight-up oompa loompas. 

I think I’d definitely consider spray tanning if I lived in a bigger city that had places that specialized in it.  Especially if they could spray on some fake ab muscles while they were at it 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I used Clarins Instant Tanning Gel… Everyone thought my color looked great. My Maid/Matron of Honor even called me “jamaica-fied.” But seriously it’s a great product.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=clarins+instant+self+tanning+gel&hl=en&rlz=1R2ADFA_enUS372&prmd=ivns&resnum=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1010&bih=563&wrapid=tlif131413554048410&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=8269612232803886630&sa=X&ei=DR5UTqrAJYfniAK-2OTYDA&ved=0CGYQ8gIwAA#

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@MademoiselleL: spray tanning definitely takes some practice/technique (as does tanning in a bed), but there are good ones out there! I’m not knocking anyone for tanning, a little or a lot, but in the past I generally only tanned a couple of months at a time (mainly in the late spring) and still ended up with irregular moles a few years later. It’s something to consider, no matter how long or short of a period you’re doing it for.

Post # 12
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Fiance and I will both go for the month prior to the wedding.  He never takes his shirt off outside so he is pretty white and wants a little color before the honeymoon.  I don’t get out in the sun much and have only a very slight tan from when I have been this summer. I don’t do spray tans because of how I’ve seen some turn out. I just don’t want to risk it for my wedding day.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I tanned the month before the wedding and I’m so glad that I did! I had my makeup trial before but it still came out really well and there wasn’t really a difference. I just recommend that you make sure that you tan all visible parts (i.e. under your arms) because I realized just about a week before the wedding and there are some pictures where I can tell but no one else noticed I don’t think. A month is a good amount of time because you get a good tan glow without being too tan. It also gave me a great base tan so I didn’t burn on our beach honeymoon 🙂

I tanned usually 4 days a week in the month leading up to my wedding for between 9 and 14 minutes on a pretty high power bed and this is how tan I got..

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

In general I am pretty pale…..but like others have said, I am going to allow myself to go tanning the month before the wedding.  Just want a nice ‘glow’. 

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