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Ask Amy: Wedding funds hinge on hair color

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I am a 30-year-old woman. I’ve been with my fiancé for almost seven years.

When we first met, my hair was platinum blonde. Now that I am a hairstylist, I enjoy playing around with my hair color and have come to love dark blue.

I've been blue for a few years now and it didn't seem like a big deal.

Yesterday, my fiancé broke the news to me that his parents are refusing to pay for the wedding venue if my hair is anything except my natural color.

I was completely taken aback.

There’s a laundry list: They don’t approve of my tattoos, my recent weight gain due to some serious health issues (I had discussed my health problems privately with his mother), and that I'm not making as much money as I should be (hairstylists are struggling right now because we’re in a recession)!


This family has been loving toward me this entire relationship, and all of a sudden I’ve found out how they really feel.

I feel completely crushed.

They were too cowardly to talk to ME about their objections and instead, put their son into a tough position. I’m angry.

His mom has been extremely apologetic to me (through text), but I honestly don't want anything to do with them.


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