Become a wedding planner with UTPA

Every past bride knows their big day can be stressful and that is why having a wedding planner is key.

For those of you who have the love for weddings and most importantly the patience, UTPA is offering you the opportunity to try it out.

The university is offering anyone interested their Wedding and Event Planning certification.

Jayshree Bhat, Director of UTPA Continuing Education stopped by Sunrise on Wednesday long with the program's instructor Leticia Guerra-Cantu.

Classes begin March 22nd and will be held every other Saturday starting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with online studies in between.

Tuition fee is $1,300 per person and includes an online curriculum, online student center, and wedding and event planning software. The course also provides for the textbook and certificate exam fee.

For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at (956) 665-2071 or visit their website at