UGH this is such a sensitive subject for me but we need to talk about it. I, myself, am guilty of over-tanning before proms, weddings and other major events. Let me be honest, I regret every second of it. Most brides feel the need to tan before their wedding so they don’t look pasty or get washed out by their white dress. Tanning is okay but keep it to a minimum. Definitely do not go tanning the day of your wedding or even the day before. Stop your tanning approximately five days before your wedding date to reduce redness or that unwanted orange glow. If you have never gone tanning in your life, do not start off with a spray tan – you will literally look like a Dorito. Start your tanning two months before your wedding and hit up a low level bed at first. If you want to spray tan, get a trial spray done a month in advance to see what you will look like and to find the perfect shade for you. Get the spray about a week before the wedding, this way it will semi fade and won’t stain your dress.
Don’t Be Hung-over
The worst thing that I could imagine on the morning of a wedding is being hung-over. I’m sure you will have a drink or two at your rehearsal dinner but keep it at that. You want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. Hangovers cause so much harm to your body that is seriously so unnecessary for your wedding day. Hangovers create nausea, increased heart rate and anxiety levels (which you do NOT need more of the day you get married,) dehydration which causes your face to be puffy, stomachaches, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, increased sensitivity to light and sound, etc. Could you imagine being so hung-over that you are throwing up before your pictures and possibly popping a blood vessel? You just took care of your body and skin for several months preparing for this day - don’t blow it all by getting hammered the night before.