The Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Tan

Updated: Aug 6

It’s one of the biggest, most beautiful days of your life. You want everything to go perfect right?

Here is my recommendations when it comes to the “Do’s and Don’ts” of wedding tan.

DO: Book your bride/groom/bridal party tanning 2 days before the event. This allows sufficient time for your tan to be in “Full Glow Mode”. Tan starts to develop immediately but can continue to develop for up to 24 - 48 hours.

DO: Your research

I cannot stress this enough! Not all artists are the same, I highly recommend word of mouth and google reviews, be aware that the beauty industry is not regulated here. Try find someone who is a specialist in tanning (like me), so you can be assured that you’re in the right hands.

DO: Schedule a Trial session

At Tancouver, trials are mandatory. Similar to booking a trial for your make up, your spray tan should be no different. Your spray tan technician has many different tans with many different undertones - violet undertones, green undertones, golden undertones etc. Scheduling a trial allows you to make sure you are happy before your big day and gives your spray tanner a baseline so we know whether any adjustments need to be made for next time for example: slightly darker, more applied to a certain area etc.

DO: Listen to your Spray Tan Technician tips

As a spray tan expert myself, I cannot stress the importance of clients doing their prep before the appointment. I have the easy job of spraying you, ensuring you come to your appointment prepared by doing simple 2-3 steps will ensure that your skin is in its best possible condition to absorb the tan evenly. I give full client prep instructions upon booking for all of my clients, and so should every Spraytan Expert.

DON’T: Be afraid to ask questions.

I love when my clients ask me questions, it gives me the opportunity to put them at ease and assure them they are in the best hands.

DON’T: Forget your bridal party!

There is nothing more beautiful and cohesive looking in your professional photographs than the bridal party all having a slight sun kissed glow on your big day! I have also spray tanned Grooms and Groomsmen. There is nothing wrong with wanting a healthier complexion and an even skin tone on your big day!

DON’T: Skip out on your aftercare.

Now that you have your tan on, it is your responsibility to keep it perfect for your big day. Your spray tan technician should give you aftercare advice on how to maintain the tan in the best way possible.

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