Does anyone know what the rules are regarding travelling whilst waiting for a ceremony? I’ve had my application approved but I’m still waiting for a ceremony. I want to book a trip for July but knowing my luck I will book it and then my ceremony will end up being when I’m away. Can you travel whilst waiting? Can ceremonies be rescheduled?
Yes you can lodge ahead of the WHV ending. Ensure you have all the evidence you need for the timeframe and also to keep any evidence in the future. It may well be needed.
However, you are afaik stuck on the working conditions of the WHV till it ends. The 6 month restriction doesn't end because you have lodged an application for a partner visa. The bridging visa will only kick in once the WHV has ended, which is the end of November from what you say.