Assistant hours are not included in any package, as this can vary widely from one wedding to the next. We work with you to be certain that any services being provided by other vendors are not being duplicated by our labor so that your expenses are controlled. You receive a detailed labor estimate in advance. These hours are paid for prior to the wedding so you don't have any surprise costs after the wedding. It is our policy to have one assistant on site for every hour the consultant is onsite at a minimum, although some exceptions are made as needed. An average wedding will have 20 to 35 assistant hours. Typically, a larger crew is brought in at the beginning to facilitate a timely set up, and the crew is reduced as needed during the reception. Whenever tear down can be extensive or labor intensive, a smaller crew is brought back in to supplement as needed. When appropriate, we will work with your family and friends to minimize paid labor if you desire.