In a recent article by The Knot.com, they explore the 10 Hidden Costs associated with weddings.
Most of the hidden costs they touch on range from taxes/gratuities to overtime fees associated with photographers and DJs. Their first hidden fee was equipment fees for wedding bands. It was an interesting article, which brings to light the reason why so many people go overbudget on their weddings.
The bottom line in the article is to make sure everything is upfront and in writing. If you do not understand a clause in the contract, make sure they explain it to you. If you still do not understand it or they whitewash over the clause, do not do business with them.
For more tips on saving and cutting costs on your wedding, be sure to also check out my ebook titled 99 ways to have a memorable wedding on a shoestring budget.