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AMM’s Going to Wedding MBA 2022 - See You There!

Published Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 2022

Photo by Julian Paefgen

This time of year means something special to us here at American Marriage Ministries – tis the season for pumpkin spice lattes, midterm elections, and WEDDING MBA! 


Now, we hope you’ll join us in all three of these important activities, but today we’ll keep our focus on that last one… the Wedding MBA Convention, a.k.a. the largest multi-day conference for wedding professionals in the world, held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 7th thru 9th.


For those of you just starting out in the officiant business, here are the basics about this annual pilgrimage to our country’s neon-lit elopement capital: 


Wedding vendors from around the world are welcome at Wedding MBA, which means hundreds of wedding officiants, caterers, DJs, photographers, florists, bakers, wedding planners, and more attend each year. Tickets definitely aren’t cheap (at over $400 a piece), but they offer unlimited access to over a hundred specialty seminars, guest speakers, and exhibits, with countless opportunities to share a couple drinks, network, and exchange new ideas and advice with other professionals. 


(Here’s a link to the full 2022 event schedule.)


This year, AMM will be sponsoring the industry-specific Officiants Track portion of the event, along with a fun meet-and-greet for professionals afterward that is put on by our good friends at the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants (IAPWO). A few of us from the office in Seattle are flying in to meet ministers in person, and AMM’s Executive Director, Lewis King, will even be covering a few emcee duties throughout the day. 


It’s going to be a blast! 


If you’re attending the convention this year, come check out our booth, where you’ll meet the people behind our new Professional Wedding Officiant Certification course. We can’t wait to meet you! 




A note on safety at this year’s convention: 


For those concerned about the safety of such a large gathering during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Wedding MBA organization offers this information on their website: 


“Safeguarding the health and well-being of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff continues to be our #1 priority. We adhere to all the safety protocols of Nevada and the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Las Vegas Convention Center was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. Considered the gold standard for safe facilities, the GBAC program was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19. The Las Vegas Convention was the first facility in Nevada to receive the accreditation.” (via





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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

Lewis King
Lewis King

Staff Writer

Lewis loves exploring the space between power, discourse, and material reality where institutions like marriage are defined. He also wears other hats at AMM, like taking out the recycling and restocking the sparkling water.

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