Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
02/28/2013 at 04:00 PM EST
Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson
and his fiancé, lawyer Justin Mikita
The couple is getting married this summer.
"We are in the middle of wedding planning. It's a process, but it's been a lot of fun," Ferguson told PEOPLE at Wednesday's Tie the Knot spring collection celebration party in New York.
Fortunately for Ferguson, who got engaged to Mikita last July while vacationing in Mexico, the stresses of preparing for the big day have not taken a toll on him.
"No Groomzilla here," Ferguson, 37, says with a laugh. "We have a really great wedding planner who is managing everything. It's been very exciting. I'm very picky about things, and everything is coming together nicely."
One thing to expect at the wedding: good drinks.
"We really want a great mixologist for a craft cocktail bar," says Mikita, 27. "We are looking around for one. There are some great New York speakeasies like Milk and Honey. … So we're trying to bring a cool vibe like that to our wedding."
As for the guest list, "We want Beyoncé
to perform at our wedding," jokes Mikita.
Ferguson has an aim high approach to the guest list, too. "We want the Obamas to be our guests," he says, but adds, "It's going to be a small ceremony."
Amid the wedding planning, the two have created a new line of bow ties
now available at The Tie Bar for their Tie the Knot Foundation
that benefits marriage equality organizations. Working together on their passion project "has only helped and made our relationship and our love for each other grow," says Ferguson.
After dating for two years, the pair hit it off quickly.
"First of all, he's incredibly attractive and he's a lawyer and he's sweet. That's all those things you look for, but on top of that he has an amazing family who he loves so much, he's good to his siblings and his best friends," explains Ferguson. "I've always wanted someone like that."
"Justin is one of the most loving people I know," he continues. "If I didn't snatch him up, I would be an idiot. You want to tie that up immediately."
And what kind of partner is the Emmy-nominated Modern Family
"He's caring and kind and thoughtful," says Mikita. "We both bring a lot to the table and help each other in many ways, and I think that's the reason why it's right."