Like many brides, you may want to achieve a bronze glow before your bridal portrait session -- but steer clear of tanning beds and sunbathing. Not only are the sun's ultraviolet rays bad for your health, but they can permanently damage your skin. Avoid self-tanning lotions, too. Not only can they leave streaks and spots on your skin, but bronzer could sweat off and stain your dress. As an alternative, consider scheduling a spray tan appointment with a tanning salon before your bridal portrait takes place -- it's the only safe way to achieve a beautiful, sun-kissed glow.