I too am planning an October wedding (and we don't have our place yet) so you are one step ahead!!
Same as Katie2012, we used wedding window for our website. It's not free, but there are so many options on how you can customize it to what you need that I really liked the flexibility. I figure, it's like a save the date (though we'll do those too) so it can go under "invitations" in the budget!
And even though we don't have a location just yet, it was helpful to send the website just letting people know that we're getting married in October and we'll keep them posted about the details. We also did a "poll" to gauge how many people were interested in coming, and that's been helpful. You can also see how many people have been visiting your site, so you know if people are checking.
Originally Posted by Moments That Matter
Congratulations and welcome to the forums! Have fun with all your planning for your wedding day.
If there is anything I can do to help... don't hesitate to ask!
Talk to you soon!
Originally Posted by Oct 2012 Bride
I am recently engaged and I have been reading through this site for the past week. And I must say this has been very helpful. I'm just starting my planning and already I feel over whelmed at times. Am I the only one that is up all night long?
We decided on Paradisus Punta Cana for our location. I'm really excited about that. There seems like so much that needs to be done but not enough time. Since the wedding is less than 8 months away I think I'm behind in the planning phase.
Can anyone give me good advice for my wedding website. I need to set that up asap. What is a good site/template to use for destinations? I want to have a very detailed section for the guests that are traveling. I know I need to hurry up on it so I can send out my save the dates.