So I will be getting married to my high school sweetheart. We've been dating for 3 years and will be getting married in December of 2021. I am currently 19 years old and will be married at 21 years. I've heard before that young brides have troubles getting treated like a bride when they go out. More specifically when they shop for wedding dresses. I'm wondering if anyone has had poor experiences or know people who had such. I'm worried that I'll be judged very heavily and won't be taken seriously.
I have a budget of about $5000 for a wedding dress.
And for those asking "why so young?" Well we're both very Catholic and don't see a point in waiting till after we graduate college. We already have life long plans and what not. Please do not attack me or my choices based off of my age.