A religious wedding celebrant is a person who is authorized to perform wedding ceremonies within a particular religious faith. They may be a clergy member, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, or imam, or they may be a lay person who has been trained and authorized to officiate weddings within their faith. Religious wedding celebrants are responsible for leading the wedding ceremony and performing any necessary rituals or traditions according to the guidelines of the couple's religious faith. They may also offer premarital counseling to the couple and provide guidance on the spiritual aspect of marriage.