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YTE Events and Balloon Decor

YTE Events and Balloon Decor has been in business for well over 12 years, starting first as a small entertainment company and quickly growing to a very successful entertainment and balloon decor staple in the Tampa entertainment market, specializing in corporate entertainment (family friendly) and balloon decor. We offer all types of balloon decor: Arches, Columns, Garland, Swag, Bouquets, and even custom sculptures. As for entertainment, nearly anything is possible: Balloon twisters, face painters, caricature artists, magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, and even custom themed walk-around entertainers. For a full list of what we have to offer, please contact us via our website, http://www.YTEevents.com/contact and let us know where you heard about us. We will send a price sheet and be happy to answer any questions based on what you would like for your event.

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What do you love most about your job?

As I am the owner of the company and not just an entertainer, I absolutely love being able to make things more efficient, eliminate headaches for event producers, and to really add that grease to the wheel to keep things running smoothly and effectively.

What inspired you to start your own business?

That is a much longer story. To keep it short, I've been running my own businesses since I were in elementary school where I sold candy (never gum, because I respected our school). Making more money than most adults at the school at the time, I made sure I always donated the most to every school event, PTA sale, or fundraiser. I absolutely loved giving back to the school and we had an awesome senior year because of it!

Why should our clients choose you?

We are the best. We have the best entertainment. We strive for professionalism. We focus on customer service. We answer the phones. We reply to emails. We continue our education as a company and as individuals. We are background checked. We have insurance. We have experience working with large corporate clients and pulling off large events. Our balloon decor is top notch. Many of our staff travel the globe training others in their fields. You're getting the best at a reasonable rate.

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Most event planners charge their clients anywhere from 10-20 percent of the total cost of the event, with 15 percent being the average.

Your professional event planner will be able to advise you on the full range of options available, helping you to choose the best one for your needs. Use Bark to find trusted event planners near you and request quotes for free!

Some of the common services your event planner can help with include:

  • Conducting research

  • Creating an event design

  • Finding a suitable venue

  • Arranging for food, decorations, and entertainment

  • Planning transportation to and from the event

  • Sending invitations to attendees

  • Arranging accommodation for attendees

  • Coordinating the activities of event staff

  • Supervision at the site

  • Conducting evaluations of the event

Following these steps will ensure that you find the right Event Planner for you:

  • Objective - Before you start your search, you need to work out the event's objective, the budget you are working with, and your reason for hiring externally. You want to be in a position to communicate the broad outline of the event and its most important goals. You will also want to decide on the budget for your event planner and what they will be expected to do. A party planner can select the venue, recommend food and beverage options, source speakers and entertainment, be on-site on the day and create the invitations.

  • Find your event planner - You want to hire someone who has expertise in creating your type of event. Word of mouth is one way to find an event planner but it's not always the most effective approach. Look out for a company with experience and a strong reputation and do your online research by reading company reviews on Bark.

  • Interview applicants - Most event planners will be eager to hear about your event. Give them brief details at first and focus on their expertise in the initial round of interviews. Reduce your list of candidates to the three strongest applicants. You should then ask each finalist about their business, their experience with past events, and how they plan for contingencies.

  • Decision time - Once you have hired a company, the event planner should be able to share a detailed plan for the event with you.

  • Budget - Many people who organise an event for the first time want a champagne event on a beer budget. You need to work together to come up with a realistic budget. Plus, do not forget to find out about the fees that will be charged by the event planner and how they will be incorporated into the budget.

  • Follow up - Make sure you stay on top of the event planning and do not force the event management expert to make major decisions without your input.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local event planners listed will give you a reliable and professional service.

There is no formal training required to be an event planner, although they usually have a degree or certificate from a university in event planning or management.

Before you choose an event planner, it's always worth checking out their customer reviews on their website and Bark profile. This ensures that they are trustworthy and reliable.

Absolutely! Whether it's finding the best DJ or getting your catering sorted, your event and party planner will be able to organise pretty much every aspect of the event online. You can even find the perfect venue through interactive virtual venue tours - pretty neat stuff!



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The average rating for Bark Event Planners in Tampa is 4.96, based on 2,662 reviews.

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