Some prepare candlelit dinners and hire choirs.
Rodjun Cruz just got down on one knee and asked his longtime girlfriend, Dianne Medina, for her hand in marriage.
A video of his surprise proposal was uploaded online by Medina Friday night. Judging by the shock on her face, Cruz's decision to pop the question out of the blue was truly unexpected.
"Pinapangako ko sa iyo na I'll be the best man for you," Cruz told Medina. "Hanggang ngayon ay nagpapasalamat ako kay Lord na ibinigay ka niya sa akin. Gagawin ko ang lahat para sa iyo."
"Alam mo naman na hindi ko kayang mabuhay sa mundong ito kung wala ka. And baby, excited ako sa magiging future natin."
Medina appeared to have been completely taken off-guard, with her thinking that she was the one pulling the surprises that day. She organized the party for Cruz's 30th in secret.
Of course, she said yes to Cruz's proposal.
"In God's perfect time," Medina, who has been with the actor for more than 10 years now, wrote in the video's description.