A celebrant is an individual authorised to officiate ceremonies such as weddings, burials and child naming ceremonies. If you are planning a wedding, then you should consider hiring a male celebrant. Be sure to do this during the early stages of your planning as he will play a critical role in organising the ceremony. Below are a few things you should discuss with your celebrant. Type of wedding. This is an important aspect as it will determine how the celebrant will officiate the ceremony.