Say “Yes!” to a Golden Glow


A spray-tan has become a popular part of pre-wedding preparations for the bride, groom and bridal party. Stacie Norvell of sunless industry-leading Norvell Tanning offers her top tips for achieving the perfect golden glow for the Big Day:

Schedule a spray-tan at least one month prior to your wedding to make sure you love the color, and the spray-tan technician, if you opt for custom-airbrushing. Then, be sure to follow the exact same recipe: the solution color, technician and skin-prep routine to ensure the same results for the Big Day.

You want your “trial tan” to completely fade before your pre-wedding spray (7-10 days).

You cannot get wet, work out, shower, etc., for eight hours after your session; so plan accordingly!

If you choose a spray-tan solution with a bronzer, be sure you don’t have a dress-fitting scheduled before you’re able to shower.

While a nice massage will sound like a great idea a couple of days before the wedding, keep in mind that massage oils can break down the sunless tan.

Get your mani/pedi BEFORE your spray-tan; scrubbing and soaking can lighten or even remove your color.

Your best color usually develops on Day 2. I recommend a Thursday night or Friday morning session for a Saturday wedding – no sooner – and you’ll be good to glow!

Norvell spray-tans are available at Tropi Tan salons! Visit for more info.


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