First of all congratulation of your wedding!
How exciting! And also congrats on getting Invisalign, I know for me it's something I wish I had done years ago.
So to answer some of your question (from my experience that is )
<quote> My questions are first off will teeth be at a bad place in September where they will look worse than they do now? Do you think I will be able to tell a positive difference by September even though my treatment will last much longer after that? <quote>
Everyone's teeth are different but I think my teeth were definitely looking better 6 months into treatment. I have 55 uppers (yup 55) so 6 months in really isnâ€™t that far along - also during that time my molars where doing most of the movement - but I still noticed a difference and I was certainly happy. There's such little movement from tray to tray which is a good thing but if you're like the rest of us here you'll be in the mirror ever chance you get making note of every movement of every tooth.
<quote> My next and most important concern is my wedding day. No matter what anyone says about the buttons not being noticable, I simply can't have them on my teeth for that day. <quote>
Sounds like you already have you mind set on this one but I'll give you my 2 cents anyways
Im sure this all depends on your ortho and your tooth color ect... but for me I have fairly white teeth and my ortho and his assistant were able to match the color of the buttons exactly. I have 4 buttons on top, 2 each on either of my front teeth (canines and the premolars, I believe...) Anyways when they were first put in I felt like I had these huge cement blocks on my teeth and thought OMG I look like a freak.
Of course no one noticed them unless I had them practically stick there head inside my mouth to look. Also for me, I have noticed that overtime the bumps wear down (my guess is from removing and re-inserting the trays over and over again) so there are no squared or hard edges (my buttons rectangular) and honestly they are just not noticeable.
Also just a side thought - If you are using a professional photographer for your wedding itâ€™s amazing what they can do it touch up pictures, I saw a pic once of a bride with braces and the guy photoshoped them out, you would have never known...
<quote> She said that I could go without the trays for the ceremony and reception and that I should be fine ... do you think I will be okay just wearing aligners for the week I am on vacation with no buttons? <quote>
Again I'll give you my 2 cents but take in mind Im not an Ortho and your Ortho knows best.
Anyways, I was a guest/the wedding coordinator at a friends wedding
last June and I lost my upper aligner the night before the wedding at about midnight. There was no time to get to the Ortho the next day because I had to get going at 6:00am to get everything set for the wedding and I was 3 hours. So I had no aligners in the night before the wedding day of the wedding I left 1st thing Monday went straight to the Ortho the next morning b/c I was due for a new set that day anyways. Long story short, teeth really move fast, I learned that when I put in that new aligner, OUCH!
It sounds like you wont have your out nearly that long if your only going to have them out for the ceremony and reception so you'll probably be just fine but I would try to keep them as long a you can right before and pop them right back in right after, just so you donâ€™t run into problems afterwards.
I think wearing the aligners without attachments would be better than not wearing them at all, not sure how it would or wouldnâ€™t affect the treatment though...
Sorry this was so long winded just trying to help out with what I can and give some insight from my experience so far.
Congrats Again and Best of Luck!