Bit of a predicament, hoping someone can advise...
We're getting married in Southwark, London, on 1st September this year and I just tried to make an appointment online at Lambeth Register office today to give notice, having read that this must be done at least 28 days before the wedding. Little did I know, there is a massive backlog at Lambeth Town Hall and there isn't an appointment until 9th August, which is too late!
All the lady could advise was that I call back every day checking for a cancellation. If this doesn't work i'm left with no alternative but to cancel the registrar, losing nearly £500, and getting an unofficial 'officiant' to marry us, then follow up with the real thing when we can.
My only other thought was I could swap appointments with a couple who don't absolutely HAVE to give their notice in June or July, and give them my appointment, but I really don't think Lambeth Register will let me do this, given the backlog and bureaucracy.