About Lillian

Hello, I want to welcome you to my site and thank you for coming. I hope you will find information and ideas, while you are here that will help make your wedding an event to remember. About Lillian


My name is Lillian Luscher! Welcome to DIY, SECOND, WEDDING. I am a wife, mother, and Gigi, (aka grandmother), my three most important roles.

Before retiring in 2016, I worked as a real estate agent in Phoenix Arizona.  Prior to that, I worked for various financial institutions in San Diego, California.

After having planned and executed weddings for both my daughters, several close friends, and my own second wedding, (yea) I began to develop this website.

Why I Think This Website Will Be Useful

When I was planning my wedding, I often found it difficult to find information relative to a mature or second wedding, and, I was often times very frustrated because of this.

There are many terrific wedding sites on the internet, but I found them to be geared toward younger women and larger higher dollar cost weddings. I was always looking for something for a smaller more intimate affair that could be done on a slimmer budget.

So, I decided to create this site and I try to include the things I learned from doing weddings for my family and friends.

Many times during my planning I wished that I had been able to call or email someone and ask a simple question.

For that reason, In addition to keeping my site current, I occasionally do freelance work (usually via Skype, Messenger, Whatsapp, email, etc., helping brides who have decided to plan their own wedding, make decisions about some of the best options available to them for their upcoming nuptials.


I know that there are many websites that you can go to for wedding information. They are all wonderful and offer really good advice. My website is a bit different in the following way:

What you will find are:

…IDEAS, OPTIONS, and ALTERNATIVES, all intended to encourage you to consider various scenarios when you are thinking of the actual who, what, where, when, and how, of your very specific wedding plans. For example, the backyard or another venue? Which is less expensive? The answer may surprise you. We explore that question and many others like it.

Following is just a small handful of the IDEAS that we will explore on the website:

Budgeting beyond the wedding basics,
10+ potential money-saving ideas,
Best time of day to plan your wedding,
Second (or third) time brides, what color you may want to wear,
Whether a backyard wedding or some other wedding venue is best for you,
Fresh flowers or silk…or both,
Including your children in your wedding,
Honeymoon planning,
DJ vs live band,
Foodservice trends,
and tons more!

***I will offer you a list of resources at some point that I used myself and that you may find of value.

You will not find lists of:

Wedding venues,




Cake designers,

Wedding Planning Booklets or Planners,

other very specific information that you may find on other sites.


To become the premier website for any bride, but especially DIY and second wedding brides, to visit as they begin thinking about the plans for their wedding.

Many of the ideas and options you will find here should help you with your budgeting, and show you alternatives that will assist you in deciding the who, what, why, when, where, and how of your big day.

With the options and tools in hand that you will find here, you should then begin to develop a “big picture” idea for your wedding. From that point, you could begin the actual detailed planning for your wedding!


…thank you so much for visiting my website. I will be adding content on a regular basis and hope you will stop by often. I would love to hear from you so please leave any comments or questions you may have.

Lillian Luscher






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