Do you want to get that summertime glow to look stunning against your beautiful wedding gown? Yeah, I get it! And I bet you have a ton of questions like:
Spray tan or tanning lotion?
Booths or Technicians?
And when you figure out the answer to those, you might have just unlocked a lot more questions. I’m not sure if you knew, but I used to be a spray tan technician. I did a lot of spray tans and you can really get a beautiful glow safely as long as you find the right technician. I will admit though, for my wedding, I chose bed tanning. Yes, I know the risks however, I chose a really amazing facility where their philosophy was to educate their clients. They always made sure that I was safe using their tanning beds. This is not to deter you from getting a spray tan for your wedding. I used to tan brides, and they were always satisfied with their tan. In the end, it’s about personal preference. If you are completely unfamiliar with tanning in general, start with a spray tan (but do this as early as possible in case you end up going with bed tanning).
If possible, choose an experienced spray tan technician to give you a custom air brushed tan as opposed to a booth tan (remember that episode of Friends?)
Don’t skip doing a trial run at least a month before your wedding. A month is going to give you sufficient time to work with a technician just in case you need more than one trial. A spray tan will last you about 5-7 days (you may have been told longer, but it won’t look good after 7 days – just trust me on that).
Get the recommended pre and post tanning care instructions and follow them.
Don’t ask for the darkest tan, you will run the risk of looking orange and you can’t hide that on your wedding day.
Use a reputable salon with clean beds and expert employees. There are risks when using UV beds – make sure you understand them.
Follow the pre and post care tanning instructions
Don’t wait until the last minute to start tanning. Give yourself at least a month (two months is better) so that you can slowly develop your base tan and avoid burning.