9 Faces You Make During Your Proposal (in GIFs!)

Whether you've been expecting a proposal this season or find yourself totally surprised, this one's for you.
Audrey Hepburn in sunglasses
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Catherine Jessee
catherine jessee the knot contributor
Catherine Jessee
The Knot Contributor
  • Catherine Jessee is a Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow at Southern Foodways Alliance and is completing her Master of Arts in Southern Studies.
  • Catherine previously worked on editorial teams, but is currently studying Appalachian History.
  • Catherine worked for The Knot as a Digital Editorial Intern from 2016 to 2017.

You've been practicing your "yes" face in the mirror for as long as you can remember (you've even perfected your daintiest happy cry), but let's face it—there's no guarantee you'll be able keep it together when the time comes. In honor of proposal season, here's what really happens when all eyes are on you.

When your partner catches you totally off guard:

caught off-guard

And then you're so shocked you can barely move:

amy poehler shocked

Or when you're dying to say "yes" but your partner's still delivering a long, romantic speech:

Kristen Wiig jaw-dropped

And then your whole family appears out of nowhere:

Lucille Arrested Development

Finally, you see the ring:

Audrey Hepburn in sunglasses

And you remember you got your nails done just in time for a #ringselfie:

Michelle Obama applause

And you instantly bring your hand to your mouth for that classic "OMG" look:

Dorothy The Wizard of Oz

Or maybe you totally saw it coming...

Michelle Tanner

And when you call your BFF afterward, you're like:

Olivia Pope Scandal

All GIFs from Giphy

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