One of the greats once said, "Practice with Poker sized cards, perform with Bridge sized cards."
Personally, this is what I do, much of the time. If I can do the move with poker sized cards, then it's usually much easier to do the same move with the bridge sized pasteboards.
And frankly, the public only looks askance at a deck that they do not recognize. So Bicycle, Hoyle and Bee play well in the mid west, but Tally-Ho cards are rarely seen. I have gotten some comments about the "funny cards" I was using when I brought them out.
Nothing that couldn't be handled, though.
Lee Darrow, C.Ht. http://www.leedarrow.com