To start the week off on a cheerful note, we are giving away a ‘Night at the Movies’ bundle! I really love to receive free stuff, but nothing beats being able to give it away too! A movie is just the way to spend some time with your fiancé before the big day. You two can both relax and not think about your wedding to-do list, but just enjoy some amusement on us. The Five-Year Engagement is coming out in theatres April 27th. I can’t wait to watch it!
The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall joins the producer of Bridesmaids for THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT. This irreverent comedy looks at what happens when an engaged couple (JASON SEGEL and EMILY BLUNT) keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.
Exactly one year after Tom Solomon (Segel) met Violet Barnes (Blunt), he surprised her with a ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after, but career plans and comical problems manage to torpedo every “save the date.” Five years later, two people who once dreamed of the perfect day just want to get it over with. Through the humorous trials of discovering who they will become as a couple, Tom and Violet will learn if they have what it takes to survive their five-year engagement.
How you can enter to win:
Leave a comment telling us how he proposed and how long your engagement is. Deadline for submission is on Thursday, April 19 at 5PM Eastern Time. We’ll be announcing the winner on Friday April 20th at noon Eastern Time. Below is what our lucky winner will receive. We can’t wait to hear your story and good luck!
One (1) winner will receive:
- $25 Visa cash card for a “Night at the Movies”
- Five-Year Engagement Cosmetic bag filled with lip shine, nail file matchbook, eye mask, purse hanger, comb/mirror, faux engagement ring
Prize pack valued at $60
Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only
Prizing courtesy of Universal Pictures
Image from Universal Pictures
He asked me at sunset on a dock in Edisto, SC. Our engagement has been a little over a year– getting married in June!
my husband and i like to tell people we were engaged on july 3 and married july 10. we leave out the fact that it was a year apart until someone asks.
My husband proposed to me at my college campus where we met. Our engagement was 11 months long.
He proposed at work =P and it’ll be a 9 month engagement
My husband proposed after dinner one night at home. We were married just over 5 months later.
My husband proposed to me after dinner at the restaurant where we had our first date. We walked to a nearby park and sat down on one of the benches and he proposed. He asked a close friend of ours to trail us with a camera (far enough for me not to see and suspect anything). The whole thing was caught on camera even my reaction after findind out about the hidden camera! Our engagement is just over a year.
[Our story, as told by Scott … because Jillian was so excited (or so I tell myself) that, minutes after I proposed, she couldn’t even remember if she’d said yes.]
The story of our proposal ends on October 27, 2011, but begins about five months earlier when I left to spend the summer working in Seattle. It was here, just a couple weeks into my trip, that I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Jillian. Before I left, three months in a new city was exciting and something I had eagerly looked forward to experiencing. But homesickness set in fairly quickly, and I found that I missed Jillian more than anything. While the initial loneliness of being across the country eventually faded and I had an awesome summer, I definitely remember the experience as being what completely convinced me that we should get married.
While I was living in Seattle, I was working in Bremerton – so those familiar with the area will know that meant I took an hour ferry to and from work every day. I decided early on that it would be a fun idea to hand write letters to Jillian, a nice sort of throwback contrast to the occasional video chats and frequent phone calls we had. I wrote her letters about two or three times per week on my ferry rides home from work. The catch was that, early on, I planned to have these letters eventually become part of the proposal, so I made sure to capitalize the first letter of each one I sent home. I figured it might be to obvious if they spelled out “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” in chronological order, so I created a second “hidden message” in case she caught on. In chronological order, the capitalized letters spelled out “HEY GIRL, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. NO MORE WAITING.” If your good with decoding, you’ll notice that taking out some of these letters and rearranging them can give you “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” The picture above is the final product of this.
Once I had sent the letters, I trusted that she’d keep them and not throw them away – obviously a calculated risk on my part, but it worked out. When it came down to the day I was going to propose, I found the stack of letters she’d kept, pulled out the ones I needed, taped them together in the order I needed and put them in a long envelope. We went out to dinner and I was cool and calm the whole time. But after we’d finished eating and I realized there was only one thing left I started getting pretty nervous. However, the truly clutch part of my whole plan was that if I totally choked, I could just hand her the note and run away until she read it and made a decision. Fortunately I was able to muster my overly rehearsed line that I had “one more letter that I wrote in Seattle,” hand her the envelope and wait for her response. When she opened it and realized what was happening, her eyes got wide, she looked at me and said … “Are you serious? Is this real?” That’s when I pulled out the ring, got down on one knee, told her I was serious and this was for real, and asked her to marry me. The rest is history.
… and in case the very beginning made you wonder, she did in fact say, “Yes.”
Our wedding is September 1, 2012 – roughly a 10 month engagement.
It was our 99th Monthsary when my fiance proposed to me. I was supposed to walk into a room where a “serious meeting” supposedly happening, but instead, I walked into a room where the lights weren’t on and only seeing one of our closest friends holding a camera. Then the piano started playing and one of friends started singing our theme song. Instead of walking forward, I started walking backwards because at that time I knew that thing that I have been waiting for is finally happening and I was just very surprised that it was finally happening. So the people behind me, started pushing me so that I would walk forward towards our closest families and friends who were lined up to give me individual long-stem roses. That whole time, I still have not seen him and just kept looking for him around the room. As I reached the front of the sanctuary, my bestfriend instructed me to look back and all I saw was 2 of his best guy friends plus his mom and him being the last person to be holding the sign “Will you marry me?” And there he was, down on his one knee…. And of course, there I was, crying and laughing at the same while shouting YESSSSS!
Our engagement would be 16-month long engagement.
Traci Ross says
He proposed at home on new years eve while we were still in pajamas before going out for the night. We’ve been engaged for 4 months but I think it will be about another year and possibly a couple months before we actually get married.
My fiance proposed on a river in the middle of the tropical rain forest of Costa Rica, (it was postponed by a day due to an injury he suffered on a hiking trip… so I am told). We have been together for 8 years and are eager to make it official! So our engagement will be 15 months, we will be married in August of 2013!
Anna A. says
He proposed after a wine tasting at a Napa winery! Our engagement will be close to 3 years.
Livivua Chandler says
I was proposed to an evening cruise ship night out that was our class reunion.
My fiance proposed in Silverton, CO after a long “unfun” weekend. We went from somewhere romantic like Telluride, out into the dessert in a hot car. That threw out any suspicions I had until Silverton. It was perfect and he proposed with his grandmother’s engagement ring from the 1940s. We’re getting married this September so a 14 month engagement.
Hilary G says
My engagement is 2 and a half years but since i am planning an England Ceremony and a Pennsylvania reception I am ok with it being longer. My fiance proposed over the holidays and had me climb what felt like 500 steps to the top of Prague Castle where he proposed in front of st. vitus cathedral. It was beautiful!
He proposed on top of a car in the middle of a cornfield, and it was about 6 months.
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He took me back to erie, pa where we met in grad school and proposed on the beautiful beaches of presque isle at sunset. Our engagement is 13 months…we are getting married in october!
danielle corff says
He proposed on Lake Champlain! Our engagement is 22 months… EEEP!
He proposed at the restaurant. Our engagement was 5 months
Davonne Head says
He proposed on my birthday after dinner on a walk around the lake in Austin. our engagement is 14 months, 1 month left!
Our story… as told by Lauren:
David had spent two weeks in South Africa on an incredible trip with his MBA program, and he arrived back to Atlanta late Friday night (March 16). When we talked on the phone while he was away, David casually mentioned the idea of visiting some of the N. Georgia wineries on Saturday after his return, but I figured he would probably be too tired from impending jet-lag. After sleeping in Saturday morning, though, he still wanted to take a day drip up to some wineries. As we planned our afternoon, David called one of the vineyards to make lunch reservations and was told of a package deal with a local Bed & Breakfast nearby. We made the quick decision on a whim to stay the night up in the mountains on this beautiful day.
[What I did not know is this was no spontaneous decision for David — he had the day planned out for weeks! David had actually driven up to Dahlonega weeks before to meet with staff at the wineries and the Bed & Breakfast to make sure the proposal would be just right. He’s so strategic! In advance, David let the B&B staff know that he would call them the day we planned to check-in and make a pretend reservation. All the while, they were been planning on us arriving that evening. It must’ve been particularly entertaining for David when I asked him to inquire about AAA and military discounts while he was making his pretend reservation phone call]
We had the most wonderful afternoon tasting wines, dining al fresco for lunch, and enjoying the beautiful scenery and weather. We arrived before dinner-time to the B&B, which is perfectly situated on a hill overlooking Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. What amazing views from the rocking chairs on the main house front porch! We settled into our room and took a stroll around the property. As we walked back in to the main house, David bent down to one knee on the front porch and proposed to me, ring in hand! I was amazed, speechless, and only managed to say “oh my goodness” before a resounding “YES!” His timing was perfect — we basked in the glow of engagement bliss just as the sun began to set over the mountains on Blueberry Hill. We then enjoyed chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne while rocking on the front porch.
And so here we are, after meeting over 2 years ago on a trip to Israel, newly engaged to be MARRIED! To describe us as happy and excited would be like describing August in Georgia as “a little warm” (don’t worry; an August wedding is not in the cards). We are on Cloud Nine!! And we’ve quickly realized that half the thrill of being engaged to one another is hearing the wonderful wishes of our closest family and friends. We are so blessed to have this incredible support! Our engagement will be about 14 months total… We’ll be married May 18, 2013.
It was my birthday and we were going out to dinner so I had just taken a shower, was in my bathrobe and had my hair up in a towel when he came over with my “birthday present.” It was a huge box and looked like a set of dishes which I really needed. We hadn’t even talked engagement or wedding so I was certainly surprised to find a little black box inside. Our engagement was just 3 months but things just fell into place and the wedding was lovely.
claudia yu says
he proposed at dinner where they had movies playing on a big screen. then they played a slideshow of us and at the end it said will you marry me. we are going to be engaged more than one year
Gina M Maddox says
My hubby proposed on a date night in. He came over and we watched a movie together and he proposed that night. Our engagement was about 6 months. Thanks for the chance to win!
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he proposed in bed around 6 am on a sunday… the only time i wouldn’t expect it! we got engaged last june and will be married this may 26! 🙂
He proposed on our two-year anniversary on the front porch of our new little house with his grandmother’s ring. Because I’m a school teacher, we felt limited to a summer wedding, which meant either this summer or next…. we decided to get married this August after a 5 month engagement!
i know that the contest is over but i wanted to share. <3 hope you dont mind.
As silly as some thought it would be at first, we lived in separate states. There was just something about him. I knew I would fall in love with him.
While visiting family Colorado we met. Thought it was nothing more then a new friend i would never see again. As time went by we began texting and talking so much I couldn't get him out of my head. Until finally we admitted to one another this is much more then some puppy love and we need to give it a chance. Thats exactly what we did.
The summer before my senior year Josh came to Texas to visit me. It was the most amazing time(even though he was dying of heat lol). That year we spoke everyday. Never went to bed mad, and sent pictures of ourselves everyday so its like we were together. That christmas I got to go visit him. That was a little rocky, but still wonderful. I even kinda learned to snowboard.
Graduation and prom came and passed. Josh visited me one last time. Then I moved to colorado. What a year that was. The good bad and the ugly, but also the beauty. I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. After Josh graduated it was time to make a big decision in our lives.
We ended up moving to Texas living with my wonderful and gracious cousin and his wife.
My have the years been blessed. We met July 2007. Became bf/gf July 2009. I moved July of 2010. We moved July of 2011. He asked me to marry him February 7th 2012.
Were living out our love song. Im the happiest girl in the whole world. =]
With out knowing it my proposal was one in the same with my birthday present. Once it finally arrived via UPS my mom asked me to come over to help her with some papers(and josh wouldnt let me open it). For some odd reason my mom decided to video tape me opening it. (it was nicely duct taped as wrapping paper). Finally it was open. "Awe they are so pretty", Josh is down in front of me. "Read it Cassie." Gasping, "Oh!" I hugged him and was in complete shock. When my mother mentions, "I didnt hear a yes! Did you???"
oh we got engaged feb 7th 2012 and will be married july 13 2013