LET'S BREAK A FEW TRADITIONS
LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN
Being the perfect match means we'll have some serious fireworks happening. We would like to take a bit of your time and walk you through the experience that will knock your socks off and sweep you off your feet. Instead of the typical, "we work for you” experience, we opted for a different type of business model. At BucketList Films, we want to work WITH you, to make this film, this keepsake, something that you can timelessly cherish. Whether you want to make the forever promise in another country, with toes in the sand, or choose to exchange vows in the valleys, we’ll be there with you; documenting the entire experience. Everything, from the nervous laughs to all the happy tears, ours to capture and yours to keep forever.
We are a small wholesome company that focuses on simplicity and creativity. We emphasize the emotion captured in our films. The opportunity to work hand-in-hand while offering a unique and custom experience every. single. time. No two couples are alike so there should be no reason why we would implement a cookie-cutter system. We’re looking for our couples to not only view us as a service provider but as a friend; helping them make their wedding their own in every way we can, even if it is completely unrelated to creating their video. Consider us your maid of honor understudy, the stunt double to live.
We firmly believe in “positioning” our couples in such a way that they shine through as their natural selves, whereas “posing” can influence how genuine the videos will feel.
Our main focus is the couple and the love they have for one another rather than the wedding/event itself. Although the venue is important, our sole existence is to tell your love story and not just “capture” the day. Being in environments that excite not only us but the couple as well. Working with clients who have a vision, a story, a memory to tell.
At Bucketlist Films, we began working in the entertainment industry, dealing more with the vendors, and understanding how they operate. This allows us to integrate our experience with our shooting time, creating a stress-free experience for both vendor and couple.
Our safe approach will bring peace of mind to the couple in trusting us with their big day. We have in place multiple camera angles, multiple audio feeds, working alongside the photographer, opting against cut and dry footage. We deliver keepsakes that are leading, captivating, and breath-taking.
THE QUESTIONS ASKED
In the event of covid postponing or canceling your big day- We offer a few options and are ALWAYS willing to help any way we can!
We still want to be a part of your big day and we are always okay with a change of plans whether it's going from a large wedding to an elopement, intimate wedding, or a weekend getaway! Just tell us the details before rescheduling to make sure we are available and we will make it happen!
We have put together a form that gives us a chance to better get to know one another. From there, you’ll be contacted to schedule a sit-down and we can further discuss your vision. Once the contract is signed and the retainer is paid, your desired date is secured.
Our base location is in New Jersey. At Bucketlist Films, we’re all about adventure, and we’re always down to travel! Check out our list of “Bucketlist or dream” locations.
We deliver our content digitally using a platform called Wedfow. We do include the option to purchase a custom USB as a form of delivery.
Depending on the package purchased and demand, typically 3-5 months.
At Bucketlist, we do like to work collaboratively with our couples and do our best to take into consideration preferences but we do not allow you to choose specific songs. Legally obtaining the rights to songs are difficult and we use certain platforms to access music legitimately.
Typically the song desired tends to be “mainstream” and we wouldn’t want you having to share your special moment with a song that’s so “played out.” We do our best to pick songs that best capture you both as a couple. A beat that encompasses the special feeling of that day.
The most important and final reason is our brains have a strong connection to songs and memories. Our goal is to have your own very song associated with your very special day.
We arrive as early as you would like, and we leave when we have enough content to create your special story. Although it does not happen often, there are scenarios where we aren’t needed to stay until the end of the event, we ask you to trust our judgment when we decide when it's time to wrap up.
Absolutely, if your venue requires proof of vendor insurance just let us know and we’re happy to send you our certificate of coverage.
We allow cancellation up to 180 days prior to your event, and the retainer fee is legally non-refundable.
In the event that I personally can’t make the wedding, one of our talented teammates will take lead. You can get to know them a little more on our about page.
We sound like a broken record, but we really wanna drive it home, we want to do everything in our power to tell the best story for you. We strongly encourage shooting a wedding weekend so we don’t miss any of the important details. Each additional day is $1500.
Our sweet spot is typically between 5-10 minutes.
A dream wedding should be just that. We do our best to make the experience as seamless as possible. Destination weddings are considered custom packages, and we won’t be adding any unnecessary charges. The price is based on the package chosen, the price will vary based on multiple day shooting and your wants, then the expenses of travel, including stay. Don’t worry, we only ask for the bare minimum (flight transportation, stay) and we cover the rest. We’re also open to staying with you, your family, camping, or sharing an Airbnb to help save you money.
For booking, we will book flights and the rental car (you can book our stay if you’d like, but we are firm on booking our own flights and transportation). We will make sure to get your confirmation on logistics and price before booking anything to ensure there are no surprise costs on your end! Once booked, the payment for them is due within one week of receiving your invoice.
An easy way to estimate costs by checking how many hotels/Airbnbs typically cost in the area we will be staying, how much roundtrip flights are from SLC, and rental cars are typically around $50 per day or less when booked in advance.
Absolutely! We love collaborating with our couples, and we definitely encourage your ideas!
We do not provide raw footage, but we do offer ceremony and reception edits. Our ceremony edits cover the beginning to end, and the reception includes all the formalities and speeches. Absolutely! We love collaborating with our couples, and we definitely encourage your ideas! The reason for this is our style of shooting (with the exception of formal moments such as ceremonies and speeches) is to keep our clips short, sweet and planned out to help us utilize them to tell your story. With that being said, there is not much substance to our 5-20 second clips.
Yes most definitely when weather permits and laws allow us, it is included in EVERY package. (We want drone footage as much as you do!)
At the moment we take 30 weddings a year, our plan is to take a few less per year. The ideal number lays somewhere between 18-22, so we can give more individual attention.
Hey, we meant it when we said we’re gonna be your friend! Throughout our experience, we’ve collected a resource for just about any service you can think of! We love to be hands-on and walk you through and details you are unsure of. We want to do our best to make your day perfect.
Our team personally does not offer photography but we have AMAZING friends over at Mountpeak Studios that we can’t recommend enough.
We keep your footage for six years after your wedding.