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My mother is Jewish but my father isn't - I currently have no contact with my father/that side of the family and my mother doesn't speak to any of her side of the family which means I was never able to develop a relationship with any of them. In addition to that, I barely see my mother - she also lives on the other side of the world now.

In short, I am not in contact with family due to reasons that aren't my fault - it's more the cards I was unfortunately dealt. This is definitely a unique situation and might come as a shock to those reading, but I'm used to it and I'm not dwelling on it, but I'm concerned about what to do when it comes to having a wedding etc.

I recently became baal teshuva and would love to meet a woman and settle down, but I'd literally have no family to invite to my wedding - my brother would come actually, but that's about it. It's quite embarrassing - can anyone offer me any advice?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Double AA Mar 27 '16 at 22:48

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  • Probably other close reasons could have applied – Double AA Mar 27 '16 at 22:49
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    If you joined a community they would attend, especially if you are in, or closely in contact with, a Yeshiva. – HaLeiVi Mar 27 '16 at 23:31
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    Plenty of people have complicated family circumstances. There are many wonderful people out there who care more about the character of the spouse-to-be than their guest list. What's really important is the kind of person you choose to be; with God's help, you can do just fine. – Shalom Mar 27 '16 at 23:34
  • Jacob, welcome to Mi Yodeya! Please take a look at this short tour to get a sense for the type of Q&A we deal in, which does not include this sort of personal advice. I wish you much success, and I hope to continue seeing you around on the site. – Isaac Moses Mar 28 '16 at 0:04
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    Your wedding day is 1/15,000-th of your marriage. Don't worry about it too much. – Double AA Mar 28 '16 at 0:15

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