Please, no pros/cons here.

I have never gone "tanning" (in a booth) before in my life. I'm fairly fair skinned, but can build up a tan after a summer of swimming/reading books by the pool.

I want to leave for Jamaica (fly out on June 15) for my wedding with a good base tan.

This is not something I am going to do as a habit, it's a one-time splurge for my wedding.

What I need to know from you veteran tanners, is, when should I start tanning? how often to go?

Do I start a month before we leave? 2 wks? 6 wks? I really have no idea!