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Alycia
Beginner September 2018

Spray tan for wedding?

Alycia, on July 12, 2018 at 2:43 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 1 20
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Hello!
I’m nearly flourscent white and only burn, so I’ve been considering getting a spray tan a couple days before our wedding - a brown sugar based spray tan.
Has anyone else had this done? Thoughts? Suggestions?
I’ve never had a spray tan or tanned before.
Thank you Smiley smile

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Latest activity by Bronzedbyraina, on May 15, 2022 at 10:11 PM
  • MrsJackson
    Super October 2018
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    I think you should try to do a trial sometime before the wedding so you have an idea of how it works.

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  • Maria
    Master June 2018
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    This is a tough one! If your wedding was further away I'd say try it once to see if you like it. Definitely don't get new spray tans, new hair colors, hair cuts, anything with your appearance that you've never done before shouldn't be tried out for the first time during the wedding.

    Since your wedding is September, do you have the budget to try the spray tan now? and if you don't like it hopefully it will wear off during august.

    I hope someone with more spray tan experience will comment regarding how long spray tans last.

    I will add that a skilled makeup artist will make pale skin look gorgeous and porcelain like. I vote no spray tan but it's up to you.

    My stepsister in law got a spray tan before her wedding and she looked gorgeous. But she's kind of always tan? So she looked like herself, just peak herself if that makes sense? The inside of her dress was orange after. That didn't matter to her because she had it professionally cleaned but I feel like it may be info you want to know.

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
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    Hi Alycia! I am an avid spray tanner, especially in the winter, so I am happy to help! I would go once or twice before your wedding to try it out and see if the color works and doesn't come out too dark! Then I would recommend getting it two days before the wedding so it's still fresh and you are a bronzed goddess Smiley smile Are you doing airbrush or a booth?

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  • Kelli
    Expert August 2018
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    Definitely try it now if you can otherwise I wouldnt recommend trying it just before the wedding for the first time. You should have plenty of time to try it now and have it wear off/scrub it off without it affecting anything if you dont like it but if you wait until just before the wedding and it doesnt go well then you're stuck.
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  • Can’t wait for the date
    Savvy April 2019
    Can’t wait for the date ·
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    I do spray tans a lot, I would just do a trial a couple months in advance to see how it looks and how it wears off. Make sure it’s an airbrush tan not a spray booth.
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  • Fiona
    Expert October 2018
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    A spray tan only lasts like 5-7 days...10 days if you are careful not to scrub in the shower...so she can definitely trial it before her wedding.
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  • Fiona
    Expert October 2018
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    I also do spray tans often. I highly recommend going someone where you are sprayed by a person and not when you get into a machine. A spray tan only lasts about 5-7 days so I would get a trial or two if you can cause you want to make sure they’re consistent and that the first time isn’t a fluke if it’s good or bad.

    Also I would get it two days before your wedding and make sure that you only have one shower between the spray tan and the wedding. That will give you the best glow!
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  • char
    Expert September 2018
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    I'm very, very fair and I am neither tanning nor doing a spray tan. Being pale just doesn't bother me. Why not embrace the skin tone you already have?

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I would get one now if you can afford it, so you can see if you like it. If you burn outside, I assume you'd burn in a bed so a spray tan is for sure a better option. I'd go to the best reviewed one in your area and try it out. Sometimes they have deals for brides if any of your bridesmaids want to get spray tans too. I have seen really nice ones, but when I got one it was too orange for me and came off too quickly.

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  • Alycia
    Beginner September 2018
    Alycia ·
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    Thanks everyone!
    I have set up a trial to see how it goes. Smiley smile
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  • PrincessLawrence
    VIP June 2018
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    My tans bleed when I sweat so I dont recommend with a white dress

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  • M
    Dedicated October 2018
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    I'm as pale as snow but always put tan on for no reason or for any special occasions. People still think of spray tans as those awful orange messes but tanning has come a long way. It's almost hard to go wrong with spray tanning if it's done by a professional. If you've never tanned before though, I'd definitely recommend doing a trial. Tans only last a week so you have plenty of time to try it.

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  • Maria
    Master June 2018
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    Ok now I want to start subtly spray tanning in general.
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  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
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    Hey there, Alycia Smiley smile

    The wedding countdown is on!! Are you still planning on spray tanning?! I have done it a couple of times before a big event and have had good results! I recommend using a salt/sugar scrub before going for your spray tan to get off all the dry skin. I found that the tanner tended to blotch around dry areas like elbows and knee caps! I would also suggest doing it one or two days before your wedding. After a couple times in the shower, it starts to fade and look very natural!

    I would love to hear what you're planning to do!


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  • Alycia
    Beginner September 2018
    Alycia ·
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    Thanks everyone!
    While the trial went well, it did come off on clothing a bit, and I’d rather not risk that with my dress.
    I just wanted to note that it’s not so much how pale I am, it’s the fact that I still have fading sun burn from a year and two years ago, so I have a farmers tan and line designs on my shoulders that I have been trying to make less prominent. 🙂
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  • Megfrew
    Just Said Yes July 2020
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    I am a super pale redhead and even the professional spray tans end up looking too dark on me. I always get a weird orange cast and it takes forever for the spray tan to come off all the way. I would recommend staying away from the spray tans especially for your wedding day!
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  • futurmrslowe
    Super December 2018
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    Do you think two days before is magic number ?

    I’ve never figured out how long before is just right.... day before is still too dark (even if you have them mix the color to be light). But week before seems like too long and it can start to get patchy....
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
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    Yes from my experience I think 2-3 days is the peak! I agree, once a week has past it starts to fade and gets patchy!

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  • Elizabeth
    Savvy September 2019
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    I am a redhead and very fair with freckles. I have used spray tans before, but I prefer to do my own self tan with a mousse. I like the St. Tropez mousse (a little pricey) but a small bottle will last a while. I use a mitt to apply. With this, you can put it where you need it, and apply a light coat to look more natural. I exfoliate beforehand and moisturize dry areas (knees, elbows, ankles). I barely go over feet and hands though, as these areas will pick up a lot of color. Hope this helps!
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  • Bronzedbyraina
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    Hello love! I’m a celebrity spray tan tech in Los Angeles. If you have never spray tanned before I definitely recommend getting sprayed a few times by a few different tan artists just to test out which solution you like the best!! You want to make sure you love the results before the big day. All tan techs use different solutions so you may prefer one to another. Best of luck! Make sure you dont have any lotion or deodorant on to your appt!! Also shave or wax before the appt! All beauty treatments like hair and nails must be done before the tan so nothing interferes with your glowup! XO
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