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I love seeing a wedding website URL in a save-the-date envelope. "Head to this website for our whole story." YES: I want to see photos, I want to see cute anecdotes, I want to see if you're planning any cultural traditions that I can read up on, and maybe I even want to RSVP there. Some guests may not get into them (and we have suggestions for that!), but a lot of the time, your wedding website is your key to telling all there is to know about your wedding. Not everyone chooses to have a wedsite, but since many offbeat weddings are themed, costumed, outdoors, interfaith, or just plain need a little 'splainin', a wedding website is often your key to making sure you give everyone a heads up. Here are six tips for giving your wedsite some extra zing.