That sounds like a great price. I hope mine comes in close to that since I also want to do everything you are doing. I love my dress but I'm worried about bloating in Mexico so I think a tie up may be the best choice.
it's such a tradeoff right? I'm thinking the same thing. Gah! I just love those darn tiny buttons! hahah. I just remembered that my communion dress had tiny little buttons at the back too, can you say obsessed?