Five Year Engagement Giveaway by Universal Pictures!

Leave a comment to enter the giveaway!

Universal Pictures would like to giveaway a Five Year Engagement prize pack to one (1) lucky Big Fat Cake winner! The prize valued at $60 includes:

  • $25 Visa cash card to spend on a “night at the movies”
  • Movie merchandise: Cosmetic bag filled with lip shine, nail files, eye mask, purse hanger, comb/mirror and faux engagement ring!

Leave a comment by Monday, April 23, 2012 @11:59pm EST that answers the following question:

How long should a wedding engagement be?

Any insight will be appreciated about how you determined your answer. And if you need to know more about the movie, follow their blog or read the following:

Genre:                        Comedy
Cast:                           Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Rhys Ifans
Directed by:                Nicholas Stoller
Written by:                 Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller
Produced by:              Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller and Rodney Rothman
Executive Producers: Richard Vane and Jason Segel

Synopsis:  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.

Commenting Contest Rules and Mumbo Jumbo:

  1. Respond to the question above. Needs to be substantive comments. Comments like “ha ha” and “lol” will not count. Decisions of what is substantive will be at the discretion of Big Fat Cake. We also have a spam filter for comments so comments with ads or profanity will not be counted.
  2. Comments on this post will be counted from today to Monday, April 23, 2012 @11:59pm EST. Comments on our Big Fat Cake Facebook fan page are appreciated but do not count for this contest.
  3. You do not have to be a bride/groom/bridesmaid, or know anything about weddings to comment.
  4. Winner will be chosen by lottery. Well, by random.org.
  5. No bashing of people…..however, bashing of thoughts is okay (but please try to have constructive criticism)
  6. These rules are subject to change or be added upon (but there is no intent to).
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19 Responses to Five Year Engagement Giveaway by Universal Pictures!

  1. Mami2jcn says:

    My husband and I had planned to be engaged for 2 years but we jumped the gun and got married after an 11 month engagement. I think a 1 year engagement is the norm, and allows enough time to plan the wedding. Anything longer than that seems too long to me.

  2. Mary C says:

    An engagement can be as long or as short as you personally feel comfortable with. It really depends on the relationship. My fiance and I will have been engaged for over two years when we get married next August.

  3. tiffany says:

    The knot seems to only have checklists for roughly 1 year – 9 month starting points so somewhere in that window is probably ideal.

  4. Amanda M says:

    An engagement should be however long it takes you to get ready for the wedding. So it depends on what your plans are. But I think that as soon as you get engaged you already made the choice to be with that person for the rest of your life. So whether you get married the next day or 2 years from then. A man should be ready when he asks and a woman should be ready when she responds. otherwise, why are you asking the question or answering?

  5. Audrey L says:

    I only have my engagement to think of but we had the option of 8 months or a year and 8 or so months (since my fiancee is a teacher a summer wedding seemed like the thing to do). We went with the 8 month option. After two weeks of people asking me about plans, and having no answer, I was through! I would not have the patience to plan a wedding for over a year.

  6. joan says:

    if you’re ready to get engaged you must be ready to get married, at least that is your intention, so definitely nothing over a year, which is sufficient enough to plan a wedding, trust me you don’t want to be planning something that insane for much longer! i had 8 months of planning and that was certainly enough! if your venue has a 2 year wait then you might want to “plan ahead” like Monica on Friends ;)

  7. Wehaf says:

    I think it is up to the couple – get engaged when you decide you want to get married, and then get married when you don’t want to wait any longer. I’m a big fan of small weddings, and I think that it doesn’t make much sense to postpone a marriage for a long time for the sake of a wedding. The marriage is the cake, and the wedding is just the icing. :)

  8. Livivua chandler says:

    An engagement I think should last no longer than six months because if you prolong it- you ruin the risk of things becoming more complicated and expensive because you always find something new to add or change to the wedding plans

  9. kristind says:

    I read the average engagement is 14 months and I think that’s PERFECT! My fiance and I will have had a 14 month engagement and when you are paying for your own wedding that little bit of extra time really REALLY makes a difference.

  10. Hilary G says:

    I think that it really depends on how long you have known eachother or what type of event you are planning. Since (hopefully) you only get to do it once you should do it right and take your time planning it while enjoying your engagement. So 5 years? sure why not!

  11. Aubreylaine says:

    I think it depends on each person- no two relationships are the same. My husband and I waited for one year- only because of extenuating circumstances. If we could have gotten married the next month, we would have done that. My thoughts are- when you know, you know!! :)
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  12. Jessica F says:

    I guess it depends for everyone but probably 1 to 2 years. I’d probably need more than just a year… I’d want to soak in being engaged before starting the brutal process of planning a wedding :)

  13. A wedding engagement puts a renewed sense of energy and purpose into a relationship. I would ride it out until each partner has a strong handle on their professional lives and financial situations. When the energy and purpose starts to slip, the knot needs to be tied. And then with the honeymoon, there will be a renewed sense of energy and purpose, and you need to hope and pray that lasts a lifetime.

  14. Ashley H. says:

    I think 9 months is a good amount of time. It gives you plenty of time to plan an not feel rushed and at the same time not dragging it out which can make you even more stressed.

  15. Elena says:

    I think that engagement should not last longer than 6 months. If people love each other and they are emotionally ready for marriage, why to wait.

  16. anash says:

    it should be for 6 months at least with many questions being asked! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  17. Charity S says:

    That really depends on the couple. I don’t think anyone should rush their engagement. However, I wouldn’t want to be engaged for a very long period of time. A long engagement would make me really nervous about getting married. People could change their minds if they wait too long. I think two years is long enough to be engaged.

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  19. Spencer says:

    I think 10 to 12 months is the right time for an engagement. You need enough time to actually plan the wedding (which includes SO SO SO much) and you also have to figure out just how compatible the two of you actually are. Balancing so much can be a real challenge, so having a substantial amount of time to plan and prepare is truly crucial to any engagement.

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