The Wedding Biz – Episode 461 MATTHEW ROBBINS: Catching Up Since the Pandemic

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Matthew Robbins joins Andy in this episode to be featured on the show three times! Matthew is the founder and creative director of Matthew Robbins Design, an event-planning firm with a focus on design and production for weddings and other events, and he is the co-owner of Robbins Otoya, a company which focuses on destination events internationally. Matthew is also an author whose work has been featured in many publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, etc., and he has been a featured guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and The Today Show.

Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Matthew and his businesses and what he learned from the experience. Also, what you should do if you’re a planner who wants to start doing events overseas, how he navigates burnout and angst, and more! Andy is so appreciative that Matthew returned to the show, and if you enjoy this conversation with Matthew, then Andy would be grateful if you were to share this episode with a few people you know who might also enjoy it. Be sure to also subscribe to the podcast if you aren’t already so that you never miss a new episode and to leave a top review wherever you listen, as that really helps people find the show!


This episode is sponsored by Zola, the fastest-growing wedding platform that connects today’s couples with the right planners and vendors. Zola gives wedding professionals more control, better exposure, and higher quality leads – all with competitive pricing and no annual commitment. Create your free listing at


Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don’t forget about Sean Low’s podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.


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Time Stamps

[0:00] – The sponsor of this episode is Zola.

[0:17] – Andy updates on his comedy class.

[2:39] – Today’s guest is revealed to be Matthew Robbins of Matthew Robbins Design!

[4:04] – How did the pandemic change the way Matthew runs his businesses?

[7:35] – Matthew shares a couple of his favorite design stories from last year.

[10:24] – Matthew gives advice to planners who want to do international events.

[11:38] – Who does Matthew contact for referrals?

[14:58] – Does Matthew ever experience burnout?

[17:19] – How does Matthew stay inspired and grounded?

[19:21] – What does Matthew do to circumvent artist angst?

[22:03] – Matthew really wants to write another book.

[23:20] – Andy shares where Matthew’s businesses can be found online.



Episode 357: REVISIT: MATTHEW ROBBINS: Creative Process and Connecting with Couples

Episode 240 ROBBINS OTOYA: Loving What They Do and Doing It Together


Find Matthew:

Matthew Robbins Design – Website
Robbins Otoya Destinations – Website


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Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment & Zola.

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