Sofia Vergara wants to wear a yellow wedding dress.

The 'Modern Family' star, who got engaged to 'True Blood' actor Joe Manganiello in December after a whirlwind six months of dating, plans to shun traditional white for her gown and has asked Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace to create a bright, sequin dress for her special day.

A source told America's Star magazine: ''She knows she isn't a typical bride. Yellow is her favourite colour, so that's what she wants to wear.''

The 42-year-old star recently admitted she and Joe, 38, set a wedding date as soon as they got engaged.

She said: ''Oh yeah, we knew since the beginning what date...

''You know it takes time. It's gonna be something very important for me, so we're trying to do it right.''

Sofia also denied rumours they were forced to postpone their wedding because of her beau's commitments to promoting 'Magic Mike XXL'.

She said previously: ''I don't know, how can something be postponed when it has never been set? It's really funny.''