It was a bit labor intensive to put up, requiring two people. Mostly because we had to take it down a couple of times to make some adjustments to the length of the chain to get it to the length that we wanted. Putting up the crystals was fun, we did not mind. You can't expect a piece like this to come pre-assembled in the mail, so be prepared to put it together. We absolutely love it! We bought round bulbs for it, so that they resemble the crystals, and it just all looks spectacular. Definitely enough light for a small dining room. I can't say enough good things about it, definitely worth the price.