Yes, I was reading a Martha Stewart Weddings and a book called The Bachelorette Party, but that's not what I was talking about. The first picture is actually better suited to this topic...
And that topic is fun (or really not-so-fun) tan lines. If you remember, the dress I choice was strapless, which means any tan lines I have are going to be in view for the wedding. I could resort to a tanning bed just before the wedding to fix it, although I've never been to one and would like that to continue. I could also use a self-tanner, but while that's the healthiest option, I'm afraid of completely messing it up.
So what's my course of action? Well, as soon as I took the first picture I posted I untied my bathing suit straps. No, I didn't lay out topless, although if I wanted to none of our neighbors could really see me. Instead I just tucked the strings behind me, so that I was mostly covered, but there weren't any straps. I realize that I won't always be in situations where that's an option, but luckily a have a few different swim suits, with different types of straps, so hopefully by rotating them I can stay tan line free. Although stay isn't really the appropriate word, since I already have them. Instead, hopefully I'll be able to get rid of them by the wedding and have my shoulders be a single a color.
Were you smart enough to buy a dress with straps so you could avoid this whole debacle? Or are tan lines not something you're even worrying about for your wedding day?