Advice needed - dress delay
I got carried away when I got engaged and went dress shopping. At that time I found the dress eventhough there was still months to go.
I duly paid the deposit on the dress which was 50% of the cost of the dress and my measurements were taken. This was on 14th January 2015.
In May I had a letter to say the shop was being sold to someone else but that my order was still going to be honoured and I would still get my dress. I went in to the shop shortly after the sale of the shop to meet the new owner who told me my dress was in the country and she was waiting on a delivery date.
A few weeks later I contacted them and they said that they had no date for delivery of my dress and it was currently with the manufacturer. I phoned the manufacturer who said my dress was on order and at that time was being made - in America! I got back in touch with the shop owner who denied telling me it was in the country and said that even though by this time it was now 7 months since I initially ordered my dress, that the order might not have been placed at that time by the previous owner and that she (the new owner) had had to foot the cost of my deposit from her own money as it hadn't been paid.
I have contacted her several times and am always told not to stress and I will get my dress in time for my first fitting - a month before my wedding! I don't think that is good enough. I was told 6 months when I ordered my dress and now it is 11 months since I ordered it and I am no closer to getting a delivery date than I was back then. Where do I go from here? I am worried I will have no dress come the time and no time to look for another one. What would everyone else do?